November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Livonia Civic Center Library
32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 261-5635

Josh Niles

Josh Niles, CSB – I didn’t know how I was going to make it another day, let alone another seven weeks. I had just finished my first week of Army Ranger School–an intense combat leadership course which has been called “the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer.” I was exhausted and had no idea how I could continue.

But then, during a non-denominational Christian church service, something happened. As we sang hymns together, I felt the presence of Love. I’d learned from reading the Bible that God is Love, and what I felt during that service was definitely divine. It was the all-embracing presence of God, and it reminded me that I wasn’t on my own having to muscle my way forward. God, Love itself, was actually leading and supporting me. This new understanding enabled me to complete Ranger School successfully.

What I felt that day wasn’t just something special for me, but a divine law or rule that governs all our lives, just like the principles of math unfailingly govern the relationships between numbers. It was God’s law of harmony. “Harmony” may be a word that you’re used to hearing about in relation to music, but it’s a good word to characterize the effects of God’s presence in our lives, too. As we become aware of Love’s operation, Love’s ongoing care for us, we feel the presence and power of this harmony, adjusting and changing things for the better.

And this law is reliable, as I’ve found in my study and practice of Christian Science. In fact, we can each prove its effects in our lives. I’ll share more in my lecture about how we can do this consistently–and find healing.

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