It is often asked by those becoming interested in Christian Science, why so much emphasis is laid on the healing of sickness, and why so much time and thought are given to what seems to be the merely temporal and material needs of humanity. Every sufferer, at some time, has echoed the words of the psalmist, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God," and in his trouble has longed for the healing waters which would wash away his sins, as well as heal him of his sickness.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy the world is given a message of deliverance today in these words: "Healing the sick and reforming the sinner are one and the same thing in Christian Science" (p. 404). To the writer came deliverance, through Christian Science, from the suffering of years and from paralysis which had made her completely helpless, while at the same time there was begun a work of regeneration, a loosening of the fetters of belief in heredity, disease, and fear, and a bringing in of the promised deliverance from the greater burdens of ignorance and sin. The physical healing of Christian Science points to a fuller salvation than we have hither to known, and it is a sign which a little child may understand, telling of a God who is Love, and of a Father who "pitieth his children."

July 5, 1913

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