The King James Bible: its relevance today

An eleven-year-old girl, heartbroken at the passing of her father, finds comfort at his funeral when the Protestant minister reads from the Bible: "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Rev. 21:3, 4.

Long afterward, the girl keeps a marker in her Bible so she can return to that passage to renew the heavenly comfort she first felt when the words were read, and to pray that someday the prophecy in those words will come to pass. Later she begins to perceive its fulfillment in some degree when she learns in Christian Science that heaven is harmony, demonstrable here and now. Realizing the spiritual unity and inseparability of God and His likeness, man, by living more closely in accord with God, she is finally healed of her sense of loss.

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