For much of my life one of my favorite scriptural quotes is from The Book of Proverbs. It reads:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct [make smooth or make straight] your paths” (NKJV, Prov. 3:5, 6).
There have been times when I have truly trusted God and the results have been smooth and peaceful. At other times, I’ve taken more human steps or listened to human opinions, while I then navigated and avoided the proverbial potholes of human experience of an arduous path.
The early founders of the United States of America had paths to decide upon and follow. Among them was John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wrote, “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.” And his colleague, James Wilson, Original Justice on the Supreme Court, stated, “Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that which is Divine.”
I recently read this again: “The more we can rely on each other, the higher we can set our sights.” This statement may be true, but I believe it is better if one and all rely first on God to ultimately see the unlimited nature of spiritual sight. I trust if we seek to see more of what God sees of His spiritual creation, we too will see and experience more goodness brought to light.
At Wide Horizon, it is desired that all staff members strive to practice lovingkindness and spiritual thinking. No matter what the job is at Wide Horizon, there is daily recognition of Wide Horizon’s primary purpose of Christian Science nursing. And, all team members should freely rely on one another when necessary, for this is loving one another. In enterprises such as athletics, business, education, and healthcare, teamwork is often essential to the attainment of goals, to the success of an endeavor.
Our primary goal at Wide Horizon is the care of and service unto others in need. Ultimately, we seek spiritual healing. We witness this as we affirm the palpable presence and power of God’s, divine Love’s presence and power. It is through trusting God with all one’s heart, seeking to understand His creation and listening to Him for daily direction in our activities.
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Step by step will those who trust Him find that ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’” (Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 444)