"LOOK UNTO ME"

In the prophecy of Isaiah we read these beautiful words: "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." This text has been dear to Christian people at all times, but to many in this age it has taken on a larger meaning in the light of Christian Science. To many of these, this passage at one time meant that they must look to God for salvation from eternal punishment, but Christian Science has a more inclusive and more practical sense of salvation than this, namely, "Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed" (Science and Health, p. 593). Christian Science also teaches that it is worse than useless to look to any other than God for salvation from any of these evils, that omnipotence alone is to be trusted in the depths of human need, and it gives the comforting assurance that none can ever trust God in vain.

There is, however, one important point which many overlook in their efforts to find help in Christian Science. They forget that looking to God, who is Spirit, involves looking away from matter, which is the supposititious opposite of Spirit; yet no one can deny the truth of Mrs. Eddy's statement: "If we look to the body for pleasure, we find pain; for Life, we find death." This is followed by the profound counsel: "Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality" (Science and Health, pp. 260, 261); in other words, Look to God, and be saved.

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