Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Thirsty?

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Thirsty?

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MANY people are searching. They're thirsty for an understanding of existence that is reliable, and for a deeper sense of who they are. There's a great yearning in the world for an inner peace; for a solace that can't be broken. This is really an unquenched thirst for God.

The thirst isn't new. It has been around for thousands of years-probably since the first people walked the earth. Christ Jesus spoke about it in his Sermon on the Mount. He said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6). This means wanting to understand God. And that does fill us. How? By revealing the spiritual facts of existence. These spiritual facts are found throughout the Bible. They include the basic truth that God is perfect and that He created us all perfect. When we turn to God in need, thirsting after spiritual understanding, we find a solace-the peace we're seeking. It lies in an understanding of God that is relevant to everyday life-applicable, because understanding God and His laws brings His power to our lives and brings satisfaction and transformation.

One place to learn more about God, besides in the Bible, is in a book that has satisfied the thirst of many people looking for a deeper understanding of God. This book is Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy. After this woman was healed of a near-fatal injury by reading the Bible, she wrote simply about her experience, "The Bible was my textbook. It answered my questions as to how I was healed. . ." (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 25). She spent the rest of her life elucidating to others what she learned from studying the Scriptures and from her discovery of Christian Science.

One thing that is particularly interesting about Science and Health is that people can be healed by reading it. In fact, the last one hundred pages are full of testimonies from individuals who were healed just this way. One testifier wrote, "I was a great sufferer for many years from internal cancer and consumption. I was treated by the best of physicians . …

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