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"The wells of salvation"
One who digs a well taps an unseen source of supply; and if this source is of sufficient size, he may expect a continuous flow of fresh water. Such a resource was of considerable value in the arid lands of Biblical times, and sometimes a man's wealth was measured by the number of wells he possessed. One can easily see the application of Isaiah's metaphor to the spiritual resources of divine Mind and feel the import of his exclamation: "With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Isa. 12:3;
In the materialism of this day we may perceive an aridness, a dissatisfaction, an unrest that should lead everyone to the deeper search for resources. Once we realize that matter does not hold the answer to joy and satisfaction, we will be ready to look in the direction of Spirit for our good. Christ Jesus brought out this lesson in his meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well. In the process of asking her for a drink of water he went on to awaken her to the immorality of the life she was leading. Referring to the material sense of life and intelligence, he said, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:13, 14;
Christian Science teaches that each one of us has access to the spiritual resources of divine Mind. It teaches that God is universal divine Love, infinite good, unlimited Soul. It shows us that man is actually the image of God, His expression. Each one of us may understand this truth of being and identify himself properly by reflecting the nature and qualities of God. Then he may demonstrate in practical ways that good is unlimited, that satisfaction is a rational daily experience, and that the joy of God's presence is steady, enduring, and sustaining.
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WARREN T. BROOKES
The First Commandment Today
JEANNE COLETTE COLLESTER
Definitely We Are Loved!
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
Alice Jacqueline Shaw
Progress "from glory to glory"
NAOMI RUTH WHEELER
"How can we know the way?"
ROBERT J. HILL
Footprints in the Cornfield
Doris Harriet Sanborn
No Room for Pretense
Helen Wood Bauman
"The wells of salvation"
William Milford Correll
"Man's extremity is God's opportunity"
Miguel A. Morales
Twenty-five years ago, while on a business trip, I attended a...
Margaret W. Siemon with contributions from Edythe Marquard
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 363 — Achieving Something Meaningful at College
Robert McKinnon with contributions from Michael Thorneloe
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Tun Tan Siew Sin, William H. Genné