Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Shining Light

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven", Christ Jesus commanded.

The wisest people

I'm blessed to know

At the Master's feet

No matter what bend low.

And I have observed,

These humble stay that way.

It's the way they live,

Not the words they say.

This city set on a hill

This shedder of light

Though resident of Scotland

Reaches far with Christ's might.

Real Christians such as he

Live not for wealth and fame

But to follow in Jesus' steps

May all, dear God, do the same.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thinking about Thanksgiving

                                                              By John Robert Howell

Does a famine of the spirit

        starve health and calm and ease?

Awake to the Master's promises

        and taste afresh the bread of Truth.

If of Love your loaf is made

        Life divine will fill emaciation's void.

But who's to grind and knead and bake

        before the grace and breaking?

If crust already cut and buttered you expect,

        turn rather to the garner first

                with gratitude.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

How Does Christian Science Heal?

It heals by employing the divine truths of God and man that Christ Jesus taught and proved for us.  The teachings of Christian Science, which reiterate the words and works of our great Master make these healing truths available to every sincere seeker for God's help.

The purpose of Jesus' unequaled example was not merely to inspire mankind but to show us how to be free from every form of material bondage, physical suffering included.  He promised, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also" (John 1412).

This can be accomplished, however, only as one understands the spiritual laws underlying his words and deeds.  One would not expect to succeed in applying the laws of mathematics simply by admiring the professor's personality or even his instruction.  In like manner, the changeless Principle of Jesus' healing and teaching has to be learned.

This is explained fully and clearly in the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science.  The law of Spirit, God, is available for everyone to learn and use in his daily life.  When the spiritual truths are brought into contact with one's particular problem through prayer and purified living -- and it makes no difference whether the problem is physical, financial, emotional, or moral -- the result is the restoration of harmony, healing.

The first chapter of the Bible states that God created man in His own image and likeness.  In accordance with this original, true account of creation, students of Christian Science pray with the understanding that man and the universe are spiritual and perfect, here and now.

In the measure that one is able to see himself and others in this spiritual likeness, he is employing the Master's method, who healed sin, disease, and discord through spiritual means alone.  Mrs. Eddy writes:  "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation."  Then she continues, "now, as then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural" (Science and Health, p. xi).

Spiritual understanding and application of the Christianly scientific, spiritual rules of Jesus' teachings have power to bring a return to normalcy.  As countless students of Christian Science have proved, well being is normal to man.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

What our life can be

When love for God

And for His beloved Son

Is what motivates one

To do the things he does,

Does faithfully and in a

Meek and loving spirit,

As our dear Jesus did,

Life becomes richer in every way.

We find lasting purpose, joy, fulfillment

Obtainable in no other way.

And above all,

What God does through us

Will be the very things

That bring Him the glory.