Divine Protection

THERE has never been a time in the world's history, and certainly not in the history of the Christian Science movement, when men have been stirred to a deeper appreciation of God's protection. Especially in the lives of Christian Scientists are we hearing of marvelous experiences where God's protection has been proved by those confronted with all kinds of danger. The testimonies appearing in the Christian Science periodicals and those given at the Wednesday evening meetings abound with expressions of gratitude not only for deliverance but for knowing through these experiences just what the protection of God, Mind, really is. There is cause to be grateful for the awakening begun in the lives of individuals and nations during the recent war, when God's protection was so generally acknowledged and experienced. On page 387 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering."

As Christian Scientists know this protection has been afforded them through the scientific application of spiritual understanding, so they know the acknowledgement of good precedes the experience of its effects. Perhaps there has never been a time when people have been more eager to acknowledge the allness of God's power; hence the power of divine protection has been brought into human experience in a greater degree. In pondering over the idea of protection and what its expansion in human thought means, it has been seen more clearly than ever before how God protects His children by endowing them with the power of right thinking. The recital of an experience of my own may be helpful to some one; at least it will add another expression of gratitude to the many already given.

Constructing and Reconstructing
December 6, 1919

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