This month is a time of Thanksgiving in many parts of the world, and for Christian Scientists, too. And we study a Bible Lesson on this subject.
In the Bible Lesson this November, there are readings about how perfectly God has made us, how much God loves us, his care for us, and the gratitude that flows from this realisation. They include the following citations from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and give a beautiful spiritual interpretation of the 23rd Psalm:
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
In the following Psalm one word shows, though faintly, the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures by substituting for the corporeal sense, the incorporeal or spiritual sense of Deity: —
[DIVINE LOVE] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
[LOVE] maketh me to lie down in green pastures: [LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters.
[LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]: [LOVE] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for [LOVE] is with me; [LOVE’S] rod and [LOVE’S] staff they comfort me.
[LOVE] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: [LOVE] anointeth my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [LOVE] for ever.
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 577:32–18)
Read in the Christian Science Journal how a man and his Christian Science practitioner worked with this psalm to bring healing, overcoming his suicidal thoughts about his family’s dire financial situation, and establishing employment and harmony again to his life . . . “I was in a very dark mental place . . . “
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