Inspiration Omnipresent

When Jesus was talking to his disciples shortly before his ascension, he made the comforting declaration, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." In this statement he was not, obviously, referring to his personal presence, but to the Christ which he had so clearly demonstrated as available to meet every human need. How this promise was fulfilled in the experience of Jesus' immediate disciples we may learn from the book of Acts. There it is recorded that, after the descent of the Holy Ghost, they went forth and performed marvelous works of healing.

Referring to this experience, Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 46, 47): "His students then received the Holy Ghost. By this is meant, that by all they had witnessed and suffered, they were roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus' teachings and demonstrations, which gave them a faint conception of the Life which is God;" and she adds, "After gaining the true idea of their glorified Master, they became better healers, leaning no longer on matter, but on the divine Principle of their work."

We, today, are as much in need of the assurance of the ever-presence of Christ as were the disciples when their Master was no longer with them. We, too, seem to be going through dark days when, in the affairs of the world, as well as frequently in our own, things appear to be going awry, and light and assurance seem almost unattainable. But in Christian Science we know that Christ, Truth, is ever present.

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Practicing Christian Science
May 28, 1938

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