[Original article in German]


As a Christian Scientist sat pondering the meaning of a statement in a weekly Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, it suddenly became clear that by the measurements of the holy city and the angel's cry, "Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls," is meant the limitlessness of Spirit and Spirit's creation.

On page 258 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says, "God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis." How often, however, a sense of limitation prevents us from solving our problems! If we study the Bible, our faithful counselor, we shall find at the very beginning of the description of the so-called material creation, as given in the second chapter of Genesis, this sense of limitation expressed. And while in the first chapter man is described as having dominion over the whole earth, in the second only a garden is provided for him.

Following up the records of the Bible, we find that Abram went beyond the borders of the country where he dwelt, "unto a land that I will shew thee." After separating from Lot, he was again shown the boundlessness of his environs in the words, "Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward." Moses, too, was convinced of the unlawfulness of the limitation of the children of Israel, and firmly trusting in God and with a clear conviction of the lawfulness of the unlimited freedom of the God, he led the people—often murmuring and doubting—to the promised land. Of Elijah we are told that he did not believe the false testimony of the material senses; and he proved that it was only the woman of Zarephath's limited sense which saw but "a little oil in a cruse." He ordered her to make room for the never failing abundance, and very shortly afterwards that which Elijah understood became evident. Elisha perceived the unlimited protection and support of God, while his servant was filled with fear until his eyes were opened.

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March 31, 1928

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