One teen recalls the first time he distinctly heard God’s voice—and how it saved his life.
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. — Psalms 85:11 Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the Christian Science Quarterly ® Bible Lessons “.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. — Matthew 5:6 Exploring Bible Verses An exploration of Bible citations from the Christian Science Quarterly ® Bible Lessons “.
When Dwayne was little, one of his favorite things to do was spend time with his shovels, toys, and trucks in his wooden sandbox. It was fun to make roads and move the sand around.
As a lifelong fan of Aretha Franklin, I’ve spent some time the past couple of months reflecting on her large body of work. One of my favorite moments was when she graciously served as a last-minute substitute for her friend Luciano Pavarotti in a performance at the 1998 Grammy Awards.
When we look to God, divine Love, for the answers to our needs, we find them supplied as reliably and completely as those of a newborn baby cared for by a loving parent. It can be easy to think our supply comes through personal abilities and burdensome labor.
Christian Science teaches that we can resist temptations of all kinds by becoming conscious of what we really are as the sons and daughters of God. The man God created is spiritual, perfect, harmonious, honest, sincere, immortal, inviolable.
What does it mean to be immortal? That we are each immortal is an essential aspect of the teachings of Christian Science, and I confess I’ve struggled to understand the concept. To be honest, I’ve often tried to reason it out with a certain brainy logic, intellectually accepting immortality as a sort of metaphysical goal—something I need to come to through a special set of human virtues.
I’ve often felt comforted and helped by these words from Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” ( verse 1 ). To me, the idea of “refuge” includes the mothering aspect of God that Mary Baker Eddy perceived through her discovery of Christian Science.
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