Inspiration refreshes one's outlook and brings radiant, sparkling newness into daily experience. It quickens spiritual responsiveness and enables one to view a troubled world not through the murky lens of apathy and dismay, but through the crystal-clear lens of hope and confidence.

The truth of the foregoing statements was definitely proved to a young student of Christian Science some time ago. Rushed by many exacting duties, she suddenly realized into what a drab and lusterless condition her thinking had drifted. Her work, usually accomplished with zest and inspiration, had fallen far short of the mark, and her daily study of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, so lovingly provided by our Leader's wisdom for all sincere seekers for Truth, seemed to have become mere routine.

Awakened to this erroneous thinking, she earnestly turned to God for correction, and in reply to her prayer there dawned in her consciousness the vivid acknowledgment, From Thee, dear God, come newness, freshness, and inspiration. Clearly was the remedy revealed. Inevitably a remarkable change took place. A great eagerness and inspiration which she had never previously experienced imbued her study of the Lesson-Sermon and quickened a longing to know more and more about God. Familiar passages in the Bible and in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy became veritably illumined. She understood more clearly than ever before those words of Paul, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God;" and she knew then, as she had not known before, what our Leader meant when she wrote (Science and Health, p. 319), "The divine Science taught in the original language of the Bible came through inspiration, and needs inspiration to be understood."

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"Come ye to the waters"
July 28, 1934

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