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The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. — Isaiah 9:2 Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the  Christian Science Quarterly ®   Bible Lessons “.

Extinguishing tensions of conflict

As tensions have increased between North Korea and the rest of the world, many people are praying for answers. My prayers begin by considering the nature of God as the omnipotent source of universal love and goodness, who always cares for His creation.

The tiny cracks inside North Korea

With conspicuous ceremony on the Fourth of July, North Korea launched a missile that had more than a technological purpose. It aimed to promote fear.

'From all that dwell below the skies ...'

From all that dwell below the skies Let the Creator’s praise arise; Let the Redeemer’s name be sung Through every land, by every tongue.   —Isaac Watts, Christian Science Hymnal, No.

God’s angels come at Christmas—and every day!

Angels! At Christmas they are everywhere. On Christmas cards, in store windows, and even in the carols we sing.

Cover to cover

I was literally knocked off my feet. Out of the blue, I was stricken with such pain that it prevented me from leaving my studio apartment for several weeks—much of the time unable to get up from an easy chair.

Lessons of holiday sweetness

One Christmas Eve, several years ago, I was feeling sorry for myself.   I’d just been through a relationship breakup and was feeling very lonely and unloved.

Does God hear me?

A friend asked me the other day: “How does God hear me? I’m clear on God speaking to man. I get that.

Immunity from conspiracy

At times when it seems evil is just waiting around the corner, plotting to destroy someone or something, where can we turn for protection?  The Bible shows that however formidable evil appears to be, its power is a sham. Through the understanding that God, good, is the only real power, evil can be defeated, and its seeming ability to win the victory thus proved to be a lie.

God—‘something’ or all-presence?

A conventional way of thinking of God is something like this: There is human existence, with all the aspects with which everyone is familiar. We know that there are people and cities, salaries and gross national products, lichens and poplars, planets and stars.