"As the small rain"

"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass." These gracious words are recorded in the thirty-second chapter of Deuteronomy as a portion of Moses' song setting forth God's mercy and goodness. In this simile is illustrated the exquisite tenderness of Truth in making its gentle presence felt and showering its blessings upon all. Here is presented nothing of destructiveness or hurtfulness, but rather a welcome acceptableness, typifying the quiet, revivifying activity of spiritual sense.

Christian Science shows that the beauty and abundance of ever-present Mind are forever manifested in their fullness of perfection and are perpetually maintained by the heavenly ministrations of Spirit, whose perfect law resists any encroachment on its prerogative. God's ways and means of providing for His creation are constant and unfailing in their effectiveness.

Man, as the idea of Mind, reflects all the qualities of Mind; and since God governs His own reflection, man is perfect and complete. Barrenness and lack belong only to mortal mind; and in order to banish this false sense, we must become aware of the allness of Spirit, and thus realize for ourselves and others the ever-presence and beneficence of divine Love.

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Teaching in the Sunday School
November 15, 1941

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