“While Christ is rich, can I be poor?” sings a line from a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal (John Ryland, No. 224). It’s a thought-provoking question.
With fears about a lack of supply, of health, and of the general goodness in our political systems, we may want to consider the boundless scope of Christ Jesus’ words and works. Jesus’ healings demonstrated “God with us,” or “Emmanuel,” showing that “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). He consistently illustrated the grand capacities of God as Love, overcoming any sense of lack, sin, sickness, and death.
Christian Science brings out the law behind Christ Jesus’ healing work, a law that reveals God as infinite, limitless—a healing power and presence that overcomes all chaos, doubt, and fear. This law also reveals that we have a direct relation to infinity—to all that God is. In fact, we are God’s image and likeness (as the Bible brings out), so we can expect our inseparable relation to God—our oneness with Love—to be made manifest in endless practical and healing ways.
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