Hope fulfilled

Originally published in the December 22, 1976 issue of The Christian Science Monitor

The Bible informs us that a steadfast faith in God is needed for salvation. It also indicates that faith works in tandem with an unshakable expectancy that the hope for a solution to any human problem will be fulfilled.

A passage in the book of Hebrews enlarges on Christ Jesus' teaching about faith and its importance. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. . . . Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:1, 3  

The student of Christian Science learns that persons, circumstances, or conditions that seem to limit us are not the outcome of one infinite God. These are but the ''things which do appear'' in human experience and set the stage for problems. But God is Love, and He provides continuing good for His beloved creation. Love always supplies what humans need, even though the source of the supply and the manner of its coming are invisible to mortal sense.

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