Guests of God

On page 254 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God." To the writer, who for several years spent the greater portion of his time in travel, these words have come to have a special significance, more particularly the last part of the sentence, "Stranger, thou art the guest of God." He has often repeated the words to himself as he entered a Christian Science church in some city far from home. And the thought has always brought peace and a sense of God's loving care.

When we are invited to visit at the home of a friend, we take it for granted that we shall be welcome, and that kindness will be shown us during our stay. The guest chamber is set aside for us, and our tastes are consulted. As guests of God, we certainly have a right to know that all good is ours, and that we have been invited to partake of the hospitality of our heavenly Father-Mother God. Did not Christ Jesus, the highest representative of God, say, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"?

Spiritual Understanding
September 8, 1923

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