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THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT OF GOD
While one's thoughts at this season are filled with thanksgiving for abundant harvests, good business, happy relationships, healthy lives, may we pause in grateful acknowledgment of the power of God, Spirit, that underlies this largess. When one believes that abundance is the sole result of his own special knowledge, wisdom, foresight, energy, or good fortune apart from God, he limits himself and his opportunities. Christian Science turns one to the true source of all bountifulness, to God, Life. Truth, and Love.
God supplies continuously every spiritual idea requisite to the full enjoyment of immortal being. These ideas are revealed to human consciousness through spiritual understanding and result in abundant supply, health, success.
Paul in the ninth chapter of his second letter to the Corinthians speaks of "being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God" (verse 11), and he concludes the chapter in these words (verse 15): "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." That which is unspeakable is indescribable in human language. While material gifts can be described by reference to size, weight, color, form, or some distinguishing marks, the gift of God is visible and appreciable only to spiritual sense. One cannot measure with a line or weigh on a scale the attributes of God, His love, purity, wisdom, understanding, being, substance. The most potent evidence of thanksgiving for the indefinable gifts of God is in activating them in our daily affairs.
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THE PILGRIM'S JOURNEY
JOYCE CHANDLER PARKS
"A GLEAM OF GRATITUDE"
DOUGLAS LANE MATHEWS
PERFECTION, THE STANDARD IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
MARIE C. CHENEY
THE CONTINUITY OF GOOD
ELAINE R. MOSELEY
LET US NOT ENVY
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
TALKING THINGS OVER WITH GOD
THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT OF GOD
John J. Selover
ENERGIZING THE FACULTIES
Helen Wood Bauman
RADIO PROGRAM No. 165 - A Sound Basis for Friendship
Dolly Jane Stefanson
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and...
Charlie A. Whitman
"Who is so great a God as our...
Muriel A. Maclachlan
My first experience in Christian Science...
Willine Blunt Miller
I am so glad to be able to express...
While serving in the Army during...
George James Hurt
One evening our baby daughter...
Dorothy N. Shields
I wish to express my joy and...
Myrtle Adelaide Pilz
Looking back over a long life, I...
Louise M. Brunette
For the blessed privilege of being...
Helen J. Karr with contributions from Effie T. Snodgrass
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Bennie Bengston, Eizo Sakamoto