Renewing Our Strength

EACH returning year brings to the thrifty housewife the call to set her house in order, for the clear air and sunny days of spring call attention to the dinginess left by winter's grimy hand; and the days of spring-cleaning begin. This is a joyous process when the work is approached from the right standpoint; but oftentimes it is regarded as drudgery which results in weariness. Isaiah declares, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength." Knowing that every promise in the Bible is sure, and is for all, we recognize that there has been some wrong thinking when this desired state of renewed strength is not manifested in our experience. In examining the prophet's statement, we note that renewed strength is conditional, that it is the result of waiting upon the Lord; and surely to wait upon the Lord means to serve Him.

This promise of renewed strength for those who serve God points to the sure remedy for or prevention of fatigue; but mankind in general was not able to apply this promise until Mary Baker Eddy discovered the Christ Science or Christian Science, and gave to the world in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the revelation of what she terms (p. 107) the "divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love."

Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, Mind, infinite good, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal; the one creator, who made all things in and of Himself, and who therefore made man in His own image and likeness. The logical conclusion to be drawn from this is that God not only made all, but also maintains all, since He is All-in-all; that creation consists of spiritual ideas, and that man as His image or reflection is spiritual and depends solely upon God for all that he has, for all that he does. Thus we see that in reality man is always reflecting God, and that the glory and beauty of creation is being continuously unfolded through spiritual ideas.

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October 19, 1929

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