The Bible in our lives

My first remembered encounter with the Bible was when I was in my teens and feeling ill. I’ve never forgotten my mother’s remedy. She read to me from the Bible, and as she read, the fever broke.

In the years since then, the Bible has become more and more important in my life. I read it every day—often with another book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, whose author, Mary Baker Eddy, treasured the Bible from childhood. She cited it as her “only authority” in her work as Discoverer of Christian Science, and she called it “the chart of life, where the buoys and healing currents of Truth are pointed out” (Science and Health, pp. 126, 24).  

Study of the Scriptures has made me confident that no matter what seems to be happening, an all-good God—infinite Love—is the only creator and governor of His creation. Powerful biblical images illustrate how God provides for His creation, giving certainty that He is caring for all of us. Here’s just one example: “I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 34:26, 27). Other word images portray being in God’s arms, or under the shadow of His mighty wing, or being crowned with His lovingkindness.

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Yielding to divine Love’s communication
November 13, 2017

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