My Visit to Plainfield
by Luanne Tucker
Lately, I have been experiencing a lot doubt and confusion. I have Faith but felt it difficult to Trust. Though I remained persistent, something continued to remain out of my reach. I had so many questions that could not be answered by reading, alone. An amount of confusion and fear had set in that was hindering my ability to move forward. I prayed to God and asked for His help to find what I needed to know so that I could continue to serve Him. After a few days, the message came very clear, that I should go to Plainfield and visit the Church and I would find the answer. My fear of strangers started to get in the way of my obedience to God, but the push to go, was strong. In the beginning of the week, a snow storm hit the area and the roads were closed. All I could think of, was that I had to go. I called my Practitioner, who helped me to know that God would open the way, if it was His Will and not mine. She told me it was very important for me to understand and be sure of the purpose for traveling there. I could not explain it, but I knew I had to go. The morning that I started my journey, the roads were opened up and I traveled to Plainfield with no problems at all. When I got there, I was greeted with so much unselfed Love, that any fears, I believed I had of strangers, no longer had a hold over me. The next day I was taken to the Church, for the Bible Study. I walked in with no expectations, having no real experience with Church, I could not even imagine what feelings I may have. When I walked into the auditorium, I instantly understood what it was that God was showing me. The Christ Presence was so overwhelming it could not be denied or doubted or confused or have fear. The next day, I attended the Sunday Service and received the fullness of it’s blessing. Never in any of my reading, or listening to the service on the internet, had I apprehended so clearly, anything so filled with the Spirit, that it could erase all the doubts and fears, I was feeling. Having previously suffered in pain while sitting for any extended length of time, I sat through the service so lifted by Love, that I felt no pain at all. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material belief to the apprehension of Spiritual Ideas and the demonstration of Divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error and healing the sick. That describes exactly what I had experienced in the Plainfield Church, that I was unable to attain through any other means. The Love that radiates there can never be replaced by words.
I am so deeply Grateful to God for His Guidance and for my Practitioner, who continues to bring much needed healing to my suffering, which inspires me to reach higher then I ever knew was possible. I am grateful to all those who work diligently in unity of Spirit, so that the light of God never ceases to shine upon the world. I am very grateful to those, who took me in for the weekend, so that I could be healed.