Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
On page 91 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love." In so far as the student of Christian Science understands that man as God's idea is coexistent with God, the divine Principle of all, and obeys God's loving behests, just so far can he prove the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of the divine Mind.
Not long ago the proof of this came to a student of Christian Science. For several days the prayer of Elisha, in which he entreated the Lord to open the eyes of his servant, repeatedly came to the thought of the student. So persistently did this recur, that she felt spiritual enlightenment was in some special way necessary to her; so whenever the thought presented itself she would prayerfully repeat, Lord, open thou the eyes of thy servant. After a few days this assurance came in the Master's words: "What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." Then for some time these passages of Scripture seemed to be forgotten.
Soon after this, one who was going to take an ocean voyage came to the student and said she was somewhat afraid of traveling on the water and also of seasickness, at the same time asking for help in Christian Science. God's loving care and ever presence were carefully explained to the inquirer and verified by references from the Bible and Science and Health. The morning of the day on which the one who was to cross the ocean took the boat, a message was received from her saying, "I am so happy and grateful; all fear has vanished." The student answered that God is good and that He would take care of everything. Several days later, as she studied the Lesson-Sermon, much gratitude for Christian Science brought a great desire to know and understand better the great Exemplar and to follow more lovingly his teachings. Going about some household duties with thought uplifted, she was, however, suddenly touched with a sense of fear. She felt bewildered, and again prayerfully voiced the words, Lord, open thou the eyes of thy servant. Instantly the recognition came that it was a human call for help and also that it came from the traveler on the ocean. The truth was immediately declared. Later a member of the traveler's family called up over the telephone, feeling troubled because no message had been received, but the Christian Scientist could give the assurance that though there had been some delay, all was well. Conveying the certainty of God's loving protection, the answer allayed all fear and satisfied the anxious thought.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Classification and Limitation
JOHN M. DEAN
"Seek ye first"
FRANCES M. GORRELL
MAUDE A. MAY
The Right Place
GRACE E. ADAMSON
MATILDA J. HOFFMAN
Who Benefits Most?
GEORGE P. BALDWIN
The Love that Heals
In reply to all the clergyman's contentions as to the...
Willard J. Welch
The Easement of Knowing
William P. McKenzie
The Immutability of Principle
Ella W. Hoag
with contributions from C. B. Cavanagh, T. Alex Elphick, Ethel Albee Wilson, Joseph L. Beall, Jonté De Journette, Irene Roberts, Herbert J. Hawkins, C. F. Wieland, Henry J. Holm, Frederick P. Bailey, Lillie Parker Smith, Adelaide E. Garrett, Sumner Kenner, H. D. Yoder, T. E. Cooper, Percy M. Jost
With unbounded love and gratitude to Christian Science...
It is with a spirit of great thanksgiving that I give this...
with contributions from Theodore Edward Glazier
I should like to express my gratitude for all the blessings...
Eveline Lindsay with contributions from Ellen F. Lindsay
Four years ago I knew nothing of Christian Science
Willard G. Brockenbrough
As Christian Science means life, health, and happiness to...
Olive Craig Warren
I want to express my gratitude for what Christian Science...
Hester Leavenworth Trumbull
With a deep sense of gratitude for the numerous blessings...
Doris H. Jennings
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Harold Begbie, Ernest D. Burton