Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to header Skip to footer



From the October 2001 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Think for a minute about all the names God has. Among those that appear in the Bible are Almighty, Father, Alpha and Omega, helper, governor, Marker, and husband, to name only a few.

It makes sense that an infinite God could be described in many ways. What words can adequately describe All? The Psalmist writes, "In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever." Ps. 44:8. The fact that it takes "forever" to describe God's nature—to name His unending goodness—makes all the difference in our lives. For to know God's nature is to know our own identity as His likeness.

That's what this month's Journal is about. By naming—not just saying, but understanding—God as Love, a teenager gains a solid grasp of her place among her family and peers. A professor is healed of a growth as he better understands himself and his colleague as Spirit's expression. And a woman who'd been told she couldn't have children conceives and gives birth to a baby boy after grounding herself in God's nature as creator and lawmaker.

Sign up for unlimited access

You've accessed 1 piece of free Journal content


Subscription aid available

 Try free

No card required

More In This Issue / October 2001


Explore Concord—see where it takes you.

Search the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures