“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – Q&A #4

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Question: How is God’s will done in earth, as it is in heaven?

Answer: The only place that seems to be outside of God’s control is the so-called realm of
mortal belief. But what happens to belief when understanding appears? It disappears. And what is it that man needs to see in order to understand? It is God’s law. Mary Baker Eddy writes:

“Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the communicator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and humanity.” (S&H 72:30-32)

We come to understand mathematics and music through the laws that govern them. We
practice and prove those laws, which help us to master these sciences. In a similar manner,
we need to strive to understand and practice God’s laws, so that we can prove that He is the all-powerful Principle that governs man and the universe in harmony. We can prove His will on earth by solving the problems that appear to us for healing. Think of it as homework with a heavenly purpose!

“Mortals have only to submit to the law of God, come into sympathy with it, and to let His will be done.” (Mis. 208:11)

Mrs. Eddy defines Christian Science as “the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and
demonstrating the divine
Principle and rule of universal harmony.” (Rud. 2:1-4)

Because of this discovery of Christian Science, we now have the knowledge that God’s law is available to use.

* * *
(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Thy Will #4


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