"My son, forget not my law"

Christian Science , declaring the truth about God and man, is surely the Comforter which Jesus promised the Father would send to teach us "all things." As our thoughts become more intent on the things of God; as we study daily the Lesson-Sermon arranged in the Christian Science Quarterly and made up of references from the Bible and from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy; as we let this teaching rule our thinking and our living, we find the Comforter near and available.

Christian Science has illumined the Bible text, "My son, forget not my law," in a remarkable way for at least one individual. In the old teaching there seemed to be little comfort in the words; but, in the light of Christian Science teaching, how they glow with the radiance of healing, spiritual light! Once, when for a long period seeming difficulties continually piled one upon another; when existence seemed little else than a heartbreaking climb up a precipitous hill with no top in sight, the words "my son" recurred again and again to the writer with encouragement and healing in their wonderful meaning. "My son"—God's child! Claimed of God! The thought was marvelous. If the child of infinite good, then what could there be to fear? "Forget not my law." Which law? Why, the law of unlimited love and goodness, holding all creation in its omnipotent control; by its very wholeness, oneness, and perfection annihilating all belief in anything unlike itself, protecting, upholding, encompassing, blessing all. Suppose that material sense, at times, did seem to testify to pain and sickness scarcely to be borne, who should heed the testimony of a proved liar?

When one has had even a glimpse of the operation of divine law, the law of life and health and goodness and blessing to mankind, the testimony of a false witness, testify it ever so long or loudly, cannot prevail to refute true reason and divine revelation. Suppose the bogies of poverty and threatened disaster knock persistently at the door of consciousness! "My son, forget not my law,"—the law of ever present abundant supply and protection for all God's children. If we are obeying the law included in the First Commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," we can rest secure in the operation of this law to expose all falsities as utter nothingness, and to prove the Psalmist's words: "How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house."

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October 18, 1924

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