Serving and Safety

There is perhaps nothing which men desire more earnestly than safety. Humankind seem to be pleading, How shall we conduct ourselves in order to be saved from trouble of all sorts, from ill health, sin, worry, accident, loss of employment or money? From a material viewpoint, theology, medicine, hygiene, and psychology persistently offer their suggestions of how safety may be attained. On the other hand, Christian Science answers the question of preservation or safety from a spiritual basis, the basis of the omnipotence of God, divine Mind.

Christian Science teaches that God is Spirit, good, and that man is His image and likeness, coexistent with Him. Reasoning from the premise of man's coexistence with the one all-harmonious God, Science reaches the conclusion that the safety of the real man is never otherwise than intact. Christian Scientists are frequently reminded of these facts in their study of the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings. Safety under divine protection takes on fresh meaning and seems blessedly available as it is presented twice yearly (Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons) in the Lesson-Sermon entitled, "God the Preserver of Man."

When understanding of the creator as Preserver of His creation is unfolded through study of these recurring Lesson-Sermons, there comes to the student a desire to live with thought so divinely uplifted that he may realize an ever increasing measure of preservation and safety. Such protection has been associated for centuries with the names of those who truly served God. And to-day men still find that they gain that sweet sense of security under heaven's protection when they are engaged in God's service.

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The Right Concept of Health
May 11, 1929

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