We may well "rejoice evermore," for God in His goodness...

We may well "rejoice evermore," for God in His goodness and mercy does truly dwell with men. Mrs. Eddy tells us in the first paragraph of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" how it is with us as it was with the shepherds in Judaea when the star was seen. I did not begin the study of Christian Science for physical healing, but because I had so long desired to know the "why" of everything, for I believed there must be a reasonable answer to every question that could be asked. Up to eight years ago I spent my life in chasing shadows and grasping after the bubbles of human living, hoping to find the substantial. My questions were of a nature to cause those I questioned to say that those were "the deep things of God" and that such questions were likely to ruin any system of theology. I was no pleasure to myself or my friends, because I was so absorbed in finding the "why" of it all, and was weary of the material, which did not satisfy in the least. I wondered why I had been created to worry those I loved, and every time the "still small voice" would answer that it was for some good, that some day I would find something to satisfy this yearning.

After years of this captivity I began to read in Science and Health at the chapter called Recapitulation, the logic of which claimed my attention. I did not turn from my material education to see as Moses did why "the bush was not consumed"—even though I had had proofs of Truth's power in the healing of typhoid fever and pneumonia—until I was healed in two hours of lockjaw, for I knew this disease was incurable according to medical law. I also found that a good interpretation of "incurable" is this, "Man's extremity is God's opportunity;" and as the truth of this statement dawned upon me clearly, I was able to see the star and rejoice "with exceeding great joy."

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