Spiritualizing our concept of Church

Of Termites and Treasure

Living in gold country, one can find himself bent double scanning the ground in hopes of a "lucky" find. But there is greater treasure to be found when thought is raised up to a higher, more spiritual level. And neither chance nor luck is involved in bringing it to light. Isaiah tells us, "I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel." Isa. 45:3;

This promise was fulfilled, greatly enriching our little church. Shortly after a promising beginning, our new Christian Science Society had troubles. From outside the building nothing seemed amiss. But services were poorly attended and membership was falling off. For the remaining few members it was a time of total dedication, perseverance, and hard work, but not without periods of discouragement.

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February 7, 1976

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