OVERFLOWING

One of the most cherished recollections of the writer is that of listening to a sermon from the text, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. . . . and out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." In the course of the sermon the following incident was related by the preacher. When a young man he had attended a religious conference, where he heard many good things; but of these, only one remained with him, viz., a phrase used by a layman in a prayer asking for the inflowing of the grace of God. It was "Fill us, Lord! We cannot hold much, but we can overflow a good deal."

Who of all people have more right to overflow with gratitude than have Christian Scientists? Among them there are many who have been impelled to study this Science in consequence of the healing of a loved one who had been brought by years of suffering to the brink of the grave. Who that has felt the change from heartache to glad surprise, at the indisputable evidence of health restored, can fail to overflow with gratitude, and to do so at the right time and in the right place, namely, the Wednesday evening meetings, the opportunity wisely provided by our Leader, that the overflow may not run to waste, but that seekers after Truth may find the way of health and holiness. With gratitude to God, and a loving desire to help others prompting our words, we shall reflect that light which leads the weary wanderer home to a Father's love. As a familiar hymn says,—

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