At one time, while I was reading the Bible Lesson found in the Christian Science Quarterly, the thought came to me that my spiritual progress seemed to have stalled. Although the Lesson was still an important part of my daily study, I needed a new perspective.
God revealed a path for me to comprehend the inspiration the Bible Lesson provides. Also, Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, left many statements about and explanations of spiritual truth in her writings, which gave me thoughts to ponder and to advance my study. What we learn in Christian Science is discerned Truth.
At a Church summit meeting a speaker spoke about Melchizedek. For me the story of this prophet became an area to research in order to understand him spiritually. The first help I received came in Mrs. Eddy’s poem “Christ and Christmas,” where in its Glossary she quoted from Hebrews, “Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God” (7:3). What a summary of Melchizedek, whom many have striven to understand, and who trod the earth some two thousand years before Christ Jesus.