In the fifteenth chapter of John, we read the words of the Master: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
On page 307 of "Miscellaneous Writings" our Leader writes, "Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment;" and she later says, "This sweet assurance is the 'Peace, be still' to all human fears.
We thank Thee, Father, Lord of all,For blessings sent before we call,For Life and Love that cannot cease,For strength and rest and joyous peace,For health and hope and better cheer,For knowing all is Thine, and here.
In reply to "Vigilant," writing in your recent issue, let me remind him that Christ Jesus said that certain signs should follow them that believed in him.
In a sermon published in your issue of recent date, Christian Scientists are referred to as "skeptics.
In a recent issue of your paper there appeared an article under the title, "My Religion: What it Means to Me.
In a recent issue there appears a front page article purporting to be an official opinion of the Board of Medical Examiners of the Philippines, to the effect that the practice of Christian Science is a violation of the laws of the Philippine Islands.
In Rabbi Silverman's article against teaching the Bible in public schools, appearing on the editorial page of the Gazette, I notice a reference to "the Christian Science Bible.
What am I thankful for to-day?
"As Thanksgiving draws near my thought turns naturally to the Christian Science sanatorium at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; for the outstanding blessing of the year was my experience as a guest there.
An inspiring example of the attitude of thankfulness to God in which Christ Jesus constantly abode is found in the story of the feeding of the multitude as recorded in the Gospel of Mark.
There is probably no more thankful class of people in the world than Christian Scientists.
When Jesus was about to make his third recorded demonstration in proof that life is deathless, he prefaced the words of authority with which he was to call Lazarus from the tomb with that prayer which has become so especially familiar and dear to all Christian Scientists.
Through correspondence received by the Publishing Society the recommendation has been made that on local church directories placed in hotel lobbies and on the literature or literature boxes placed in hotels and theaters, it would be helpful if the location of the local branch church could be designated, together with the street car or other route to be taken in order to reach the church.
Introductions to Lectures
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I wish to add my gratitude to that of the many others who are raising their voices in praise to God for Christian Science; and it is my sincere desire that my experience may help others as I in turn have been helped by the testimonies I have heard and read.
When the healing truth revealed in Christian Science was first brought to my attention I was very bitter and discouraged.
Having taken up the study of Christian Science for a healing nineteen years ago, I found, after benefits received, a spiritual uplifting that led me to investigate still further; and by close application I was indeed blessed.
My gratitude to Christian Science is great for the proofs that it has given me of the all-power of divine Love.
Nearly twenty-five years ago, as I lay ill in bed, I was pondering these words from the one hundred and third psalm: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.
It is with a great sense of love and gratitude that I send this testimony of my first experience of the healing power of Christian Science.
In 1923, I was taken seriously ill with diphtheria and nephritis.
It is with a deep sense of gratitude for Christian Science and its available and effective help in time of need, that I wish to give the following testimony of instantaneous help experienced during some recent dental work.
May I express my gratitude for the many blessings we have experienced since taking up the study of Christian Science?
Articles from members of The Mother Church and good testimonies from those healed by Christian Science are always welcomed for consideration by the Editors.