The recent passing of my husband proved to be an opportunity to grow spiritually in my understanding of man’s true identity as a spiritual idea of God. I glimpsed the spiritual fact that identity is not in a material body that can be destroyed and disappear from one’s sight.
The Bible tells us, “God created man in his own image,” (Gen. 1: 27) Thus man is truly one with God and can never be separated from Him. As I began each day with the words from a hymn by Mary Baker Eddy, the discover of Christian Science, “Shepherd, show me how to go… I will listen for Thy voice lest my footsteps stray…”, I was guided in carrying out the needed tasks.
I tangibly felt divine Love surrounding me. Love, thoughtfulness, support poured forth from God, who is Love, expressed by family members, friends, acquaintances, sometimes in unexpected ways. This presence of divine Love obliterated grief and brought an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God. I realized my husband was going forward with God in peace and that the qualities such as kindness, love, generosity, steadfastness which he expressed would always be with me.
I am deeply grateful that the study of Christian Science illuminates our paths bringing peace, comfort, guidance and God’s abundant love.