"Underneath are the everlasting arms"

What great security all of us have experienced as children when the arms of a parent have protectingly encompassed us or held us tightly to guard us from possible harm! Perhaps it is this precious childhood memory that makes us regard as most comforting and profound the inspired words of Moses in Deuteronomy, "The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."

Despite the arguments of discouragement, adversity, and perplexity that assail and afflict humanity at the moment, is it not a wonderful assurance to the student of Christian Science to know that, no matter what the problem or belief of burden may be, right in the midst of inharmony there is the help—the solution to every difficulty—because "underneath are the everlasting arms," God's omnipresence?

What wisdom the prophet of old evidenced in employing such a grand metaphor to portray the omnipresence of infinite Mind! "Underneath" indicates basis or foundation, and implies the substance or understanding of God that constitutes our real being. Thus we see that the very source or cause of our existence is divine Principle, which is always available to meet our human problems. "Everlasting" describes the majestic quality of the Christ, Truth, which lives forever. Therefore we rejoice in knowing that Life is eternal, and that our real harmony and existence never cease. The use of the word "arms" portrays the strength and encircling care of our Father-Mother, God—the infinite Love that comprehends the constant welfare of His children. What comfort, what assurance, what safety one realizes in the contemplation of this divine fact—the ever-availability of good!

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