"Thy Maker is thine husband"

A Student of Christian Science who had been married but a short time was reading some letters wishing her happiness. A sentence from one letter ran thus: "I am so glad that you now have a husband upon whom to rely." The student was alert to the subtle suggestion which a well-meaning friend had unconsciously conveyed. Over a period of many years prior to that date this student had been compelled to rely upon God, day by day, for the fulfillment of every human need. It had been a joyous, precious experience. "I am not going to transfer my reliance now," she thought.

Isaiah saw a great spiritual truth when he wrote (Isa. 54:5), "Thy Maker is thine husband." In the light of Christian Science the word "husband" takes on new significance when it is spiritually considered, for it stands for a spiritual idea, and all true individuality includes this idea. What the human mind is pleased to call "husband" offers but a very limited concept of that idea.

The spiritual sense of husband, which includes recognition of man's relationship to God, is conveyed in the Biblical promise found in the book of Hosea (2:19), "I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies." The Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, interprets this relationship, and shows that it is within the power of everyone to begin to demonstrate it.

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How Do You Say "I am"?
May 11, 1946

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