Abiding in the Vine

How wonderful it is to learn that God's will for us is good, and that His tender presence completely surrounds, supports, and protects us wherever we are! To know that we live in Him, that we are "hid with Christ in God," Col. 3:3; brings a peace and joy unknown to material sense.

Through the study of Christian Science, God becomes a substantive reality to us because we learn to prove something of His actual presence and power in the healing of mortal discords. Sickness, lack, loneliness, disappear from our experience as our understanding of God develops and as we strive to express the qualities of His perfect nature in our daily lives. As we learn that man's real being is spiritual, the direct expression of divine Mind, we glimpse our primal unity with God. We see that in the one infinite Soul or Spirit "we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28;

This awareness of life in the loving Father imparts a tranquillity, a serenity, that is the very basis of consistent health and harmony. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted thought or spiritual apprehension is at peace." Science and Health, p. 506;

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