"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put...

"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him" (Prov. 30:5). Surely God has been a shield unto me. Recently I went through a severe testing time and by trusting in Him found this protection. For over a year I had been hemorrhaging. At first it did not bother me, but then the organs dropped and weakness was an added problem. During this time I had help twice from different Christian Science practitioners, one time for two weeks when I had out-of-town company and did not want their trip to be spoiled, and another for several days when the hemorrhaging was quite severe. The help was truly wonderful. I experienced no pain, just the weakness. No one else was aware of the difficulty except my husband. During this time I was able to carry out all my duties—even at one stage when, due to demands on my time, I went without sleep for forty-six hours.

One day when I was earnestly praying for myself, the words "though empires fall" kept coming to my thought. I looked up Mrs. Eddy's statement in Science and Health, which reads (p. vii), "Though empires fall, 'the Lord shall reign forever.'" I glimpsed, as a light breaking through darkened consciousness, that even if there were material evidence that something had fallen in my body, or in the world, God was still reigning, in full control, forever. Then with the help of the Concordance to Science and Health I found the full sentence that includes the phrase "both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love." It is on page 23 and reads, "The atonement is a hard problem in theology, but its scientific explanation is, that suffering is an error of sinful sense which Truth destroys, and that eventually both sin and suffering will fall at the feet of everlasting Love."

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