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The spiritual understanding that keeps us safe

From the September 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The opening pages of the Bible, the 31 verses in the first chapter of Genesis, are special to people around the world. But while many view them as the record of a creation that took place in the past, Christian Science reveals that it is a timeless description of creation as it always truly is, spiritual and perfect. 

Consequently, I have often thought that within these pages lies the answer to every conceivable phase of human suffering and misery—God’s spiritual creation, where every need of man has already been met; where health, harmony, infinite provision, safety, order, and unity are established facts; where nothing is subject to chance or change, nothing is left undone, and nothing needs to be improved. 

This record of creation reveals God’s spiritual universe, including God’s children made in His image and likeness, as forever complete. A single verse at the end of the chapter captures the scene brilliantly: “God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (verse 31).

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