Angelic Influences

At a Wednesday evening testimony meeting in a Christian Science branch church a testimony was given by a young man who said that he had been a student of Christian Science for a good many years, and that he was deeply grateful to his parents for having enrolled him when a young child in a Christian Science Sunday School, which he had attended regularly. Afterward, leaving the Sunday school, he had faithfully continued the daily study of Christian Science, including the Bible Lessons in the Christian Science Quarterly. He related how he had endeavored to apply in his daily life what he had been taught in the Sunday school, and how it had enabled him to secure a good business position when the world was said to be in the depths of financial depression, and during the ensuing fifteen years had been profitably employed where he had been able to render valuable service. He spoke gratefully of the protection which Christian Science had afforded him, and said that without it he would have been like a ship at sea without a rudder.

As the young man proceeded with his testimony, there came to the thought of one listener the definition of "angels" given us by our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in "Science and Health with Keyto the Scriptures," which reads (p. 581), "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality," and he recalled the promise in the ninety-first Psalm: "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone." He realized how the Sunday school and the subsequent years of regular study, together with his constant dwelling with Truth, had enabled him to hear and recognize these thoughts from God, which had brought him protection and abundance.

Frequently those who in their youth have been pupils in the Christian Science Sunday School have stated that in after years when a problem was presented, some Bible text or statement from Science and Health which they had learned in the Sunday school has come back with its angelic message of comfort and healing.

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Using What We Have in Our House
October 3, 1942

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