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Love is power
In the book of Isaiah we read: “Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring” (44:2, 3). As if printed in bold letters, the words “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty” stand out to me. God doesn’t just give us a drink, a taste of goodness that leaves us still thirsty—God pours His blessing on us, filling us with divine truth, making us overflow with spiritual love, purifying us through Spirit, giving us good in such abundance that we never want for anything.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love” (p. 201). When suggestions of fear bombard my thinking, I pray to mentally replace those thoughts with the infinitude of Love, God. In the presence of divine Love, there is not merely a benign, short-lived absence of trouble or a taste of peace and happiness. No, the good we receive from God is eternal, unchanging. Seeing the immensity of Love filling all space is enough to push out fear and to see good as the reality. God, good, is so powerful and inclusive that, in actual fact, everything and everyone is surrounded, moved, and protected by Him—and expresses Him. God is so vast that there is nothing else—nothing unlike Him. There is no room for threats or false pictures of man as sick, sinning, or dying. If the picture we see isn’t spiritual and good, God didn’t make it, and it is false.
Renate Lohl , EWS, Bonnie Morrison
From regret to forgiveness
Heidi K. Van Patten
Why not now?
Lynn G. Jackson
Love is power
Sandra Grow Murray
Rotation in office for the Committee on Publication
The Christian Science Board of Directors
Substantial ‘summer reading’
Susan Booth Mack Snipes
What I’ve learned about Mary Baker Eddy
Healing of boils
Louise White with contributions from Natasha White
Healed of hip pain and impaired mobility
Linda Y. Rush Storm
Head injury healed quickly
Symptoms of depression healed
Green pastures are before me
Photograph by Peter Anderson
Know the truth—a Christian duty