This day and age it may seem easy who wonder who’s in control, and to ask if God governs our lives. It might feel like we’re governed by our bosses, teachers and professors, weather, governments, and so forth.
But who is it that really governs — those things or God?
To the five physical senses there is no doubt that God is not really around. But the five physical senses also tell you that parallel train tracks will eventually collide and the world is flat.
However there is another way to rationally and logically reason things out — spiritually. To do so, one has to reason from the basis that Spirit, God, alone is infinite, all-powerful, eternally good, and fills all-space. Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures shows that in order to know God correctly, we must know God spiritually.
Understanding God from a spiritual basis enables us grasp the concept that God alone governs our lives and does so harmoniously. What is more, this also leads to improved well-being, health, and peace.
I have found this true in countless situations. I recently saw proof of this fact when driving up a narrow side street in Boston when SUV suddenly pulled out from another side street very fast, right in front of me. From what it looked like, the SUV probably should have hit me, or vice versa. But both of us were kept safe.
Prior to this moment I was cherishing the idea that God alone governs my life — that I’m kept safe in God’s care and could never be put in danger. Moments later, when the SUV pulled out in front of me, I mentally said, “No!” to the imposing fear that a collision could happen. I was able to quickly break and maneuver away from the SUV, while also being kept from hitting parked cars on the side of the street.
I felt so blessed by this experience. I consider it an inspiring proof that God, divine Love, is always with us, keeping us safe no matter what circumstances we face.
Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the Lord: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
Only by understanding that there is but one power, — not two powers, matter and Mind, — are scientific and logical conclusions reached. Few deny the hypothesis that intelligence, apart from man and matter, governs the universe; and it is generally admitted that this intelligence is the eternal Mind or divine Principle, Love.
—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.270