Cause for Rejoicing

The writer has received much spiritual inspiration from the words of Moses in the thirty-third chapter of Deuteronomy. Like many others, she has learned in Christian Science the wonderful joy of knowing that the eternal God is our refuge, and "underneath are the everlasting arms." While as yet perceiving so little of what this means in its fulness, the modicum that is apprehended is wonderfully sweet and precious. To be conscious of this unchanging, abiding presence is indeed a foretaste of heavenly bliss. As our loved Leader tells us in Science and Health (p. 351), it is the "living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth," which heals the sick. It is an active, vital consciousness of "God with us." The realization of this is, in truth, our heritage. The deeper and fuller our realization of this Christ-presence, the better "doers of the word" will we be. The world will then take notice of us, that, like those of old, we have been with Jesus, for we shall shine forth, reflecting the Father.

We further read, "Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places." How comforting to know that every enemy, no matter what its mortal name and classification, is a lie, and that power is ours to tread upon it. Our Master says, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." He straightway adds, however, that this is not to be the subject for our rejoicing, but rather the fact that our "names are written in heaven." On page 102 in Science and Health we read, "Man, reflecting God's power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts."

Passing of Evil
August 15, 1914

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