Divine Love and the Human Need

The first words from the Christian Science textbook to be read by numberless people are oftentimes those found on the walls of many of our churches: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." This statement, so full of comfort and assurance, is taken from page 494 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Each one who reads it has some human need for which he is longing to find the remedy. Whether there is sin to be overcome, sickness to be healed, sorrow to be comforted, or lack to be supplied, the human family, which, as the wise king expressed it, "shall know every man the plague of his own heart," cries out for its need to be met.

Even on the first reading, the sentence from Science and Health quoted above often brings quieting peace and a sense of burdens being lifted. All of its meaning is not grasped at the first reading, however, or even after many readings; but as the student grows in the knowledge of Christian Science, the depth and beauty of the thought therein expressed more and more unfolds to him.

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