"Our surety is in our confidence"

There can be nothing more impressive to the student of Mrs. Eddy's life than her unwavering confidence that God would establish the Cause of Christian Science and prove her great discovery true. The words of John might have been uttered, as they were lived by her, during those years when materiality strove by every means in its power to overthrow her faith and deplete her courage: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us."

Only an absolute trust in a power which was revealed to her as omnipotent Love and wisdom, could have inspired such steadfastness of conviction. It was because she knew that her prayers were according to the divine will that she never doubted the result of her labors or wavered in her own will to continue the battle. In considering all that she so gladly endured to establish the Science of Christianity in the hearts of men, we ourselves—inheritors of this great gift—may well remember the words of the writer to the Hebrews: "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end."

December 16, 1939

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