Divine Comfort

Doubt was absent from the thought of the psalmist when he wrote, "Thou shalt ... comfort me on every side." Whatever the trouble might seem to be, the comfort of the God of Israel was ever at hand to compensate, console, soothe, cheer, and revive. To those living under the present-day dispensation of Christian Science, it is nothing less than wonderful to think that in those far-off days the love of God was so understood by some as to be practically available for them.

As the Scriptures show, this availability of the goodness of God became a very real thing to some of the prophets, as the truth about the Christ, Truth, crystallized in their thought. It was Isaiah who addressed the people in the words: "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned;" and, again: "The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek ... to comfort all that mourn." The voice was the same as that which afterwards spoke more authoritatively through the Master, Jesus the Christ himself, saying, "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."

"Practice not profession"
June 24, 1922

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