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"Divine Love," says Mrs. Eddy...

From the April 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Divine Love," says Mrs. Eddy, "always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494). This was proved to me once with especial directness when I was called upon to take a difficult journey and lacked the money for expenses. I was away from home, and it appeared incumbent upon me to go still farther in rendering service to a friend. Material obstacles loomed up at every turn; not the least of these was lack of funds, but I felt that my errand was a righteous one and I tried to realize that if such were the case my needs would be amply provided for. Then a verse from the eighteenth psalm, "It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect," came to me from the Lesson-Sermon for that week, and gave me confidence. Soon afterwards an acquaintance intimately associated with my undertaking pressed a little package into my hand, saying, "Don't open this until you have started." Immediately upon receiving this I telephoned a man who was to make the trip with me, asking him to lend me the sum I wanted. He answered, "I don't think I have that much on hand, but I'll bring all I've got." In spite of this uncertainty, I started out confidently, and when I opened the unexpected package I found in it a little more money than I needed. With the money was a brief, friendly note which said, "You may find this useful." To me, the wonderful clearness of this demonstration of God's goodness lay in the fact that the money was given to me after I had realized something of the truth in the lines "God ... maketh my way perfect;" but before I asked a fellow man for help, thus showing that the supply was at hand while I was yet unconscious of the manifestation of it. Then, as the journey progressed, the obstacles to which I have referred and which looked mountainous in the distance, melted. Other obstacles arose, but faded as quickly; and throughout we were guided and protected so completely that my conviction was strengthened that Christian Science is indeed what Mrs. Eddy said it is, when she defined it "as the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony" (Rudimental Divine Science, p. 1).

Benefits from the study of Christian Science come to me constantly. I have experienced many physical healings. Under Christian Science treatment a wart disappeared from my finger. Quite early in my experience in Christian Science, I was healed of a fallen arch in my foot. I have been healed of the appetite for alcoholic drinks, to which I was a slave, and of an attack of the grip, in less than twenty-four hours; also of a nervous breakdown, and of minor ills such as toothache, chilblains, and colds. My general health is tremendously improved, and is cause for surprised comment among my friends. Best of all and cause for deepest thanksgiving,—my outlook upon life has been broadened, for I am almost daily learning through Christian Science the answers to problems which in former days, and during a long period of agnosticism, I had tried in vain to solve.—

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