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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson

Spirit's newness—now

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Spirit,” underscores the allness of God’s nature with words such as reign, great, glorious, majesty, wondrous works. This is God, Spirit, in all His power and might, deserving praise.

Listen and yield to Love

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Love,” leads us to understand the nature of divine Love and its unstoppable healing power. It shows us that no situation is beyond divine Love’s reach.

Letting Truth lead

A sign on a church marquee: “Fight Truth decay. Study the Bible Daily.

Life preserved

God, Spirit, is Life; therefore, nothing can have existence outside God’s infinite creation. This is our dwelling place, wherein every aspect of being is preserved and abundantly blessed.

Active participation, active love

Exploring this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Sacrament,” I realized that to fully experience the sacraments of baptism and communion requires active participation. We must give up old ways, be washed clean, and care for one another.

'Even there...'

In April 1970, when the Apollo 13 spacecraft’s lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded, the three-man crew faced life-threatening adversities in outer space for several days before their dramatic splashdown in the South Pacific. Christian Science Monitor cartoonist Guernsey LePelley published an unforgettable cartoon picturing a tiny Apollo 13 spacecraft safely sheltered within two mighty celestial hands.

Compelling proof

As recently as 1924, the world believed that the universe consisted exclusively of the Milky Way Galaxy—until Edwin Hubble discovered that the Andromeda Galaxy and others existed outside of and way beyond our own Milky Way. Since that discovery, many astronomers have proved Hubble’s breakthrough correct by discovering hundreds of billions of additional such galaxies.

Ode to joy

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ” This quote is applicable to many things, but I never before thought about it as applying to all creation until I read this week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?” It shows that the universe is the manifestation of infinite Spirit—which has got to include joy and enthusiasm! In fact, the word enthusiasm originally comes from the Greek entheos, or “God within.

Finding true security

Whether we’re caught in a terrifying storm, facing some threatening illness, or serving in our country’s armed forces, the Golden Text from Deuteronomy in this week’s Bible Lesson, titled “God the Preserver of Man,” assures us that “the beloved of the Lord” are kept safe “all the day long” ( 33:12 ). The Lesson shows us where we can look for a true sense of security.

Blessings from the creator

This week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, “God the Only Cause and Creator,” establishes facts about who we are as part of God’s glorious creation and how those facts ensure blessings for us. Did you know that God rejoices in us? When we read in Psalms that “the Lord shall rejoice in his works” ( 104:31 , citation 3), we can and should include ourselves in God’s rejoicing! Now, some may read that statement and think: “That doesn’t apply to me.