The Ladder of Life

In the thirty-second chapter of Deuteronomy this verse occurs: "My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass."

The spiritual understanding of these words and its application to a problem manifesting itself as a disorder of some years' duration and affecting the harmonious functioning of the body, almost instantaneously brought healing. The one seeking healing was a beginner in Christian Science, whose mental attitude in turning to the Christ for relief from suffering had in it an element of challenge. Nevertheless, other qualities, including honesty, sincerity, and hope, likewise were present; so that the condition of thought which presented itself seemed like unto "the tender herb" mentioned in the foregoing verse. The verse had occurred in the week's Lesson-Sermon, and in endeavoring to analyze the claim of mortal mind as presented by the problem in question, the words appeared to have a direct application. It seemed advisable that the doctrine of healing in its gentle ministrations should "drop as the rain" and "distil as the dew," falling on the disturbed thought "as the small rain upon the tender herb," in the proportion necessary to meet the human need. The distinction between the "small rain" and the "showers" was noted, and a fuller comprehension of the infinite capacity of divine Love to meet our every need brought perfect healing to the seeker.

The Self-Destruction of Error
August 27, 1927

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