"A token for good"

The Psalmist, beseeching God to hear and protect him, reached out in prayer for just a token of good. He pleaded, "Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me." Ps. 86:17; There do seem to be times when humans are assaulted by the discouraging arguments of lack and discord, and when unfriendly people are aggressively questioning whether God is of any help at all. The Psalmist's plea does not seem out of step at these times— a prayer for some good to appear somewhere as an assurance that God's presence and love do really exist.

Those studying Christian Science find that the basic fact it teaches is that God, Spirit, is the creator, and that His creation, man and the universe, is spiritual and good, reflecting Him. This scientific fact, glimpsed even in a degree, rebukes the counterfeit sense of a limited, material universe and a mortal man opposed to God, good.

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