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Let God provide, protect and care for you as your Shepherd!

Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany
Posted Monday, June 6th, 2016

[Let God provide, protect and care for you as your Shepherd!]
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson on

“God the Preserver of Man”
June 6- 12, 2016

Rick Stewart, C.S., Dresden, Germany
rickstewartcs@aol.com
+49 351 312 4736

One of my favorite churches here in Dresden is the Evangelical-Lutheran church, Versohnungskirche (Church of the Reconciliation). My wife’s grandfather, Ernst Kanig, was the Pastor there for 26 years. When we sit in the church auditorium I love to look at a huge statue of “the Good Shepherd” behind the altar with a little lamb on his shoulders. For me it is a strong affirmation that God does love to shepherd his children and his creation.

That statue reminds me of one of the first songs I learned as a child, “Shepherd show me how to go.” I have sung this hymn with words written by Mary Baker Eddy not only in Christian Science churches, but in Episcopal and Lutheran churches also. The powerful image and embrace of God as our Shepherd pours through that hymn and is reflected in the true sense of church.

And that is exactly the way I love to think of church, as a shepherding presence in my life. I joined the Mother Church when I was 13 and the local Christian Science church in Ocala, Florida when I was 17. Also when I was 17 I helped found a Christian Science College Organization at Central Florida Community College. And then after transferring to the University of Florida, I joined the College Org there. These memberships have shepherded me in my life in happy times and also in challenging times. I cannot imagine life without active church membership. It has strengthened me, protected me, inspired me, and challenged me to be a better Christian and a better Christian Scientist. Church has literally inspired me into a relationship with my Shepherd!

And so as I think about the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, Monday, June 6 at 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time I am looking forward to watching the meeting online. Ready to be inspired and ready to be shepherded again by my participation in church. Here is the online viewing link: http://www.christianscience.com/member-resources/annual-meeting

I am sure many of you are aware that Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, did not originally intend to found a church. You know Mrs. Eddy had experienced a wonderful, life-saving healing and then through her researches into the Bible she began to understand how that healing had taken place. Just as the Master, Christ Jesus, had promised, the sign of physical healing would be evident in the lives of those who believed or understood his works. Mrs. Eddy discovered scientific principles that Jesus lived and demonstrated and then wrote her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, to explain that Science. Mrs. Eddy had hoped that other churches would embrace her discovery. Instead many church leaders of the time attacked Mrs. Eddy and her work. And it was this mistreatment of Mrs. Eddy and attacking her discovery that prompted several of her students to form with her the Church of Christ, Scientist. From the very beginning this church has protected Mrs. Eddy’s discovery and her life work.

One of the most important aspects of the Christian Science Church that has shepherded Mrs. Eddy’s discovery for generations are these weekly Christian Science Bible Lessons. This week’s lesson, “God the Preserver of Man” is no exception. And this week it is filled with the power of God as Shepherd: protecting, providing for, and preserving His entire creation.

The central theme, the Golden Text, this week comes from Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Can’t you just feel the encouragement from the Prophet Isaiah as God calls down the ages, “Don’t be afraid, I’m with you, don’t worry, I am your God. I’ll give you strength, I’ll help you, I will hold you up with my right hand.”

The Responsive Reading which is an introduction to the Lesson is the beautiful 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” This time as I studied this Psalm I realized it is written from the perspective of us as sheep—the Lord’s sheep. What Love that brings to our lives as we learn that we are indeed God’s sheep, His little lamb being cared for, watched over, protected. We just have to “listen for” His voice! Let’s get started:

Section 1: Safe with God as our Shepherd

It is pretty awesome to know that we can never be beyond the help and reach of God as our Shepherd. The Psalmist wrote: “Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” (B2, Psalms 139:3)—as the New Revised Standard Version puts it: “You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Several years ago my brothers and I Iearned once again how we are never beyond our Shepherd’s care and grasp; we simply need to listen for His voice and guidance. We were anchored just off some rocks in St. Augustine Inlet in Florida. The Florida inlets are places where rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean and are often places of strong currents and large waves as currents and tides meet the ocean swells. With rather heavy ocean swells lifting our boat up and down we realized our anchor was no longer holding and that our boat was drifting dangerously into the rocks along the shore. I quickly ran to start the boat’s engine and drive out of danger. The engine did not start. I tried repeatedly but no response. My oldest brother, Gary, began to wave a seat cushion over his head hoping to get the attention of another boat that was about 600 yards away. As I continued to try to start the boat’s engine my prayers had instantly begun. I turned to God almost like a little lamb might turn to his shepherd if he was in trouble. As I listened an idea immediately came to thought, I yelled to my other brother, “Scott, check the battery connections.” Scott responded lightning fast and as he jiggled the battery cables the boats engine fired into life and we quickly headed out to sea and away from the rocks. All was well. Over the years I cannot tell you how many times Scott has reminded me of that experience. In our instinctive thought to check our divine connections—to “listen for Thy voice”—lies our immediate rescue from all danger.

This section’s Science and Health citations expand upon this promise:
“Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.” (S6, 494:10–11)

“Step by Refuge and strength step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (S7, 444:10)

Section 2: Love’s protecting power individualized. David and Goliath.

The theme of God’s protecting power to preserve all continues:
“Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.” (B5, Psalms 16:1)

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;” (B6, Psalms 91:1, 2, 4, 5)

What struck me about these verses this week is that it is an individual, one person making the choice to listen to and turn to God’s protection. And that choice then gives an example for all.

Many of us have heard the story of David and Goliath since childhood. (B7) It is a beautiful example of how crucial it is for at least one individual to devote their thought to knowing and listening to the voice of their Shepherd, God. David as a boy and young man spent many hours as a Shepherd. He understood what it meant to take care of sheep and the importance of being a good shepherd. And of course our Responsive Reading, Psalm 23, is attributed to David. But don’t we sometimes think this is something for thousands of years ago and that it is almost in the realm of super heroes. Well, our CedarS Met German translation team leader, Manfred Soellinger, sent me some very interesting experiences for this week’s Met.

In the 1960s Manfred attended a meeting at the Mother Church for college age Christian Scientists known as “The Biennial.” The students had many talks with representatives of The Mother Church and in one of those talks a member of the Christian Science Board of Directors mentioned that in 1945 in the week of the famous “D-Day” invasion the Christian Science Bible Lesson subject was “God the Preserver of Man.”

Manfred also shared the following example of the importance of one individual holding to the Truth, in this case one Christian Scientist. This experience was shared in a talk by Christian Science Teacher and Practitioner Wolfgang Klein at the Annual German Youth meeting called Pfingstreffen in 1983.

“This Christian Scientist was English Army General Holland. As General Holland prepared his army to invade the European continent to free it from Hitler’s rule he prayed daily for the recovery of peace. He started in his prayers from God outwards. According to an English friend of General Holland he prayed as follows, “God’s man has no conflict within himself or with others. This Father-Mother, the one Mind or consciousness has within itself no man in conflict. As an idea in Mind I do not find myself in a war. I know no enemy; I know only brothers and sisters of our common Father-Mother God. Love is the atmosphere that’s present here, an atmosphere of respect, confidence, and justice. My warfare takes place in my consciousness. I defeat the godless claim that man is something material, limited, fearful, arrogant, threatened or threatening- and war is defeated there. The conflict is with the concept of material man never finding peace within himself or with others. In this war I will always succeed. So expanding my understanding of peace I will live in the undivided Kingdom of God, the kingdom of peace.”

In the early dawn as General Holland and his army went ashore in France there was no German resistance waiting. There we no losses on either side in this particular landing zone. Later while watching a documentary I learned that the German Commanding General had celebrated his birthday with his entire officer corps on the night before the invasion. The German commander was so drunk that when one of the bunkers on the Atlantic reported British landing craft on the beach he hung up the phone with the remark, “I have no time for fairy tales.” There was not a shot fired from either side and the British soldiers went ashore, no resistance on the German side was waiting for them.”

Like David facing Goliath and General Holland facing an invasion, the prayer, the work began in individual consciousness. As Mrs. Eddy puts it

“The suppositional warfare between truth and error is only the mental conflict between the evidence of the spiritual senses and the testimony of the material senses, and this warfare between the Spirit and flesh will settle all questions through faith in and the understanding of divine Love.” (S11, 288:3)

Section 3: God preserves man and beast.

This section explores the loving care of the Shepherd that cares for man and all creation.

As the Psalmist writes, “O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life:” (B12, Psalms 36:6–9)

You know it does not matter what situation or health condition we or a loved one are in, or a loved pet or wild animal, God knows exactly what is needed. Exactly. Here is an absolutely wonderful example from Cobbey Crisler’s comments on Psalm 36:6 that Warren shared with me.

[“Let’s not leave out veterinary medicine as far as God is concerned, because the statement is made here, "You preserve both man and beast." Perhaps some of you have heard this story. It's a very moving one. It was reported to me by someone who is in the audience today. About the illustration of God's love and care for what we would call an animal or beast. In this case, it was a goat. The female goat was having difficulty in giving birth to its kid. The pain was so obvious that the owner of the farm on which this goat was roomed and boarded felt so deeply about what was happening that she seemed to [go] all to pieces emotionally. She canceled everything else she had to do except very priority appointments, and stayed in the stall near that goat. The plaintive cries and the appeals to help only seemed to break down the defensive mechanism of the host, as we said was a condition of virus. Finally, in that kind of desperation that has always held out some hope for man because we've given up every other exploration of alternatives she said this, "Dear Father, please show to this one of your lesser ideas in a way that they may understand Thy love and Thy care." That brought a sense of peace so that the concern and worry were not as paramount. As she sat there, the door of the barn was open slightly, in the crack came a rabbit. The rabbit wasn't at all concerned by the presence of a human, went right by her to the stall to the goat and began to lick the face of that goat and kept licking and loving, licking and loving. Then after the rabbit had fulfilled its assignment-- it was a divine assignment-- that rabbit came through prayer--it left and the goat stopped its cries, and got vertical, got well, and had the kid without any after effects. That kind of song in our hearts answered directly, "Thou preservest man and beast." How we could utilize those thoughts! That wasn't quoted from the Psalms but it was based on a revealed fact that came from a joyous heart. The rabbit responded. Like the fish responded whenJesus needed tax money (Matthew 17:27). These are potions from God's dispensary. (From "Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms" by B. Cobbey Crisler) Full transcript available through janetcrisler7@gmail.com ]

Section 4: Our willingness to hear and follow the Shepherd’s call.

Jeremiah shares this encouragement: “…I am with thee, saith the Lord, to save thee: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.” (B14, Jeremiah 30:11 (to 1 st :), 17 (to ;), 22)

Mark recorded “And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd:” (B15, Mark 6:34 (to :) 34)

Only because Mary Baker Eddy chose to take these kind of Biblical statements practically, are we sharing this time right now. The healing power of God had awakened in the life of our Leader and she just could not keep it to herself. She prayed, studied, struggled to share what she was glimpsing of the power of the Christ to heal. She had heard her Shepherd’s call to this age and she made sure others did also. Practical care. Healing care.

For example, in this week’s lesson, citation B16, we read of a woman healed of a severe blood hemorrhage that had gone on for 12 years without relief. And even though forbidden by health and religious laws of the time this woman would not stay home and suffer when she heard that Jesus was in the area. It took great courage on her part just to go out in public. It was forbidden. But she listened and she did.

In a talk that Warren shared with me entitled, “Luke, the Researcher,” Cobbey Crisler says this about this healing:

“As the seed of the Word comes to us daily, it falls in fewer scattered places and indiscriminate ground. It falls more in the mentally prepared groves meant for the seed, which is the Word. So it will grow in our lives. We can embody more and more of the Word. Because the Word is simply what we breathe in, it’s the fruit that we breathe out. The purpose of the Word is practical. Deep drafts of the Word. The Word was made flesh.

“Look what he (Jesus) did with it. In this case we have something that might present a problem. Two people that need attention simultaneously. What do you do? Do you make one wait in line? Is getting into heaven like lining up for a sale in a big supermarket where you have “first come, first served?”

“What can God take care of? What does he care for? What has He answered already? Does the answer exist presently?

“Would both this daughter, twelve years old, and this woman who had been in bondage to a disease for twelve years, warrant direct, spontaneous, and equal access to God?

“Here’s how Jesus deals with it. He is first summoned by a ruler of the synagogue, with a great deal of human priority. Jairus has the rank and he asks first. He’s got a more urgent need. His daughter is on the verge of dying as recorded in Luke 8:41. But Jesus can’t even get to the location where this girl is because of the crush of people in the narrow lanes of the Palestinian villages. The Greek word for “thronged” is often used to describe how close these groups got one to another. Jesus was nearly suffocated by the crowd.

“Later the disciples rebuked Jesus, in Verse 45, for asking “Who touched me?” To them it was ridiculous. Everybody was touching him. The Greek word that’s used is a verb that means what happens to grain kernels between two grinding stones. They were really ground together. The people were that crowded.

“What happens? The woman does not wish to delay Jesus’ mission, but she is at the absolutely desperate end of a rope. Here we find receptivity. Blessed are those who are in this state. Happy are those because the state of mind can be changed.” (From "Luke, the Researcher" by B. Cobbey Crisler) Full transcript available from janetcrisler7@gmail.com ]

Section 5: Shepherded from accident, Paul and Eutychus.

In Bible citation B19 we read the account of Paul sharing with the disciples a rather long sermon, “continued his speech until midnight.” Whew. Talk about a spiritual endurance test! And for one young listener it did prove to be just a little too much. The young man, Eutychus fell fast asleep and then tragically fell from the “third loft.”

American theologian, Albert Barnes (December 1, 1798 – December 24, 1870)[, comments on this scripture as follows,

“As the shutters of the window were not closed, there was nothing to prevent Eutychus from falling down. The third loft - The third story.

And was taken up dead - Some have supposed that he was merely stunned with the fall, and that he was still alive. But the obvious meaning is that he was actually killed by the fall, and was miraculously restored to life. This is an instance of sleeping in public worship that has some apology. The late hour of the night, and the length of the services, were the excuse. But, though the thing is often done now, yet how seldom is a sleeper in a church furnished with an excuse for it. No practice is more shameful, disrespectful, and abominable than that so common of sleeping in the house of God.http://biblehub.com/commentaries/acts/20-9.htm

Thank goodness that the Apostle Paul seems to have embraced young Eutychus a little more compassionately and lovingly than zealous theologian Barnes! We are told that “Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. …And they brought the young man alive and were not a little comforted.”

Didn’t Paul handle prayerfully the elements that needed healing? Compassionate response, the response of God’s Love that removes fear and all condemnation!

In citation S27 Mrs. Eddy writes, “Christian Scientific practice begins with Christ’s keynote of harmony, “Be not afraid!”

And we are also reminded in handling the belief of accident, “When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, “I am hurt!” Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real. Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be.” (S28, 397:12–22)

I have found it so very important in handling the belief of accident that as our Leader says we turn immediately away from the accident—also that we do not condemn ourselves or another in any way. Declaring that we are not afraid and that there is no condemnation is very powerful.

A friend of mine, Steve Zatko, from Pennsylvania shared the following testimony a couple weeks ago,

“I used to belong to a rifle and pistol club that was about 1 hour from my home. I went one Saturday morning to try some new reloads that I worked up. I had just about finished and went down range to pick up my target when my foot found a hole about a foot deep. My foot went in and I fell sideways but my foot was stuck and could not move and… I heard that crack. I was alone and there was no one to help me. At first I couldn't get up but finally managed to extract my foot from the hole and hop on one foot back to the bench and car. Intense pain was all I can remember but somehow managed to get myself and stuff in the car (a stick-shift) and drive the 1 hour drive home praying all the time. When arriving home the ankle was balloon size and discolored. I called a Christian Science practitioner and we only spoke a few minutes and he said he would pray for me. I remember telling him I had to be able to walk by Monday and remember him saying that I would.

“Patti and I had a dinner engagement that evening (Saturday evening) and I remember having to use a cane and a slipper on that foot (Rick, I can't remember which foot it was now). Not a great evening and a lot of pain.

Sunday morning the swelling was down and I could walk but it was sensitive and I had a slight limp but no pain. Monday morning I went to work with normal shoes, no pain and no limp. The discoloration remained for about a week and disappeared, I was completely healed! And in awe of Gods power!” Thank you, Steve!!

At CedarS Camps each summer all the staff love to cherish each camper individually and actively know that their way to CedarS and from CedarS is cherished by divine Love. The verse from Bible citation B17 is a favorite shepherding thought and [annual theme of a “CedarS Express” system that shuttles about 600 to CedarS every summer from the St. Louis airport and Principia campus]: “The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” (B17, Ps. 121:8)

Our “way” can be accident free and always shepherded by the “Good Shepherd.”

“CedarS metaphysical theme for 2016 is a simple directive with huge, health-care benefits: Find wholeness in "the way of holiness” (Isaiah 35:8).
We invite you to join our campers, staff, and prayer-based community in exploring the deeper meanings and daily applications of this radical mission statement.” You can read more about this year’s theme by following this link:

http://www.cedarscamps.org/metaphysical/theme/

Section 6: Never out of the flock, never separated from the Shepherd.

Perhaps we have all known the feeling of being lost, separated, wandering on our own. The tear-stained face of a little one lost in a big store and looking for mom? Twisted around in a dark forest and trying to find the right path again? What a tender prayer we can whisper into human thought filled with fear and confusion, “Don’t be afraid, your Shepherd is beside you every step of the way!”

These were some of my thoughts as I prayed for a young boy lost in the mountains in Japan last week. And I remembered Paul’s assurances in Romans 8 that are in this week’s lesson.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. If God be for us, who can be against us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (B21, Romans 8:28, 31 If, 35, 37–39)

Mary Baker Eddy echoes Paul’s certainty in the last citation of our lesson, “Spiritual man is the image or idea of God, an idea which cannot be lost nor separated from its divine Principle. When the evidence before the material senses yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth. It is ignorance and false belief, based on a material sense of things, which hide spiritual beauty and goodness. Understanding this, Paul said: “Neither death, nor life . . . nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God.” (S31, 303:28–9)

The marginal heading by this paragraph in Science and Health is simply, “Man inseparable from Love.”

Remember anything, anyone, any condition that claims to separate you from your Shepherd, divine Love is a liar. Because God would never let you go it alone. As my mom once told me, “You are not alone; you are “all one” with God.”

In doing some internet research I came across the following healing from a church website in Pennsylvania. What a beautiful proof it is that we are always one with divine Love.

Healing of Facial Growth

"This last spring I noticed a blemish had appeared on the side of my head. I didn’t think too much about it as long as it was just a discoloration of the skin, but then it began to take on the appearance of a growth, about the size of a dime, and I felt as though I should not ignore it any longer.

During this time while I was praying about the situation as taught in Christian Science, I was not really very frightened about the problem, but more concerned about what my co-workers might say about it at my place of employment. But gratefully, no one said a word.

Two metaphysical points came to thought while praying. These were fromProse Works, and from Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer. I had just finished reading these two volumes cover-to-cover, and had earmarked certain passages which were especially enlightening to me at the time I had read them.

From Prose Works, in First Church of Christ Scientist and Miscellany, page 262, Mrs. Eddy writes, “God creates man perfect and eternal in His own image. Hence man is the image, idea, or likeness of perfection - an ideal which cannot fall from its inherent unity with divine Love, from its spotless purity and original perfection.” And from Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer, on page 236, wherein Mrs. Eddy is advising someone dealing with the belief of dropsy, “You have no dropsy, no swelled bowels nor limbs nor feet any more than you have horns and hoofs. You are His image and likeness. Now awake from your dream! It has no reality.”

As I pondered these passages, I gained a glimpse of the fact, that we are all really spiritual, incorporeal beings now. This spiritual state of being is something we possess at this very moment, despite the evidence of the so-called material senses. The material senses only present a false picture about man, a lie about man, which is completely untrue, and therefore unreal. In fact and in truth, I am absolutely pure and perfect, unblemished in any way, because I am the perfect expression of perfect Mind, and that Mind is expressing Himself as me, moment by moment by moment, and that expression includes not a single element of error.

Within a day or so, the growth completely disappeared.

I am very grateful for this proof of the healing power of Christian Science.

William Cochran, Warren, Pa.

http://www.cswarrenpa.com/healings

Hymn 148 written by Alexander Ewing has always been a favorite of many. Such powerful promise of our Shepherd right beside us! I do so love to listen for His voice: in the grocery store, driving the children on pick-ups and drop-offs, while washing dishes or carrying out the garbage, while watching TV or a movie, and while on my way to CedarS!

Won’t you join us this year, in a visit, in prayer, or financial support, as we all “Find wholeness in “the way of holiness.” [You can still reserve places at CedarS for yourself at a September Bible Conference or for loved Sunday School students in most sessions at https://www.cedarscamps.org/information/enroll/ and secure seats on a CedarS Express bus at http://www.cedarscamps.org/information/cedars-express/ ]

Remember “wherever He may guide” you these healing words assure us our Shepherd is always right there with His infinite care.

“In heavenly Love abiding, No change my heart shall fear; And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid; But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed?

“Wherever He may guide me, No want shall turn me back; My Shepherd is beside me, And nothing can I lack. His wisdom ever waketh, His sight is never dim; He knows the way He taketh, And I will walk with Him.

“Green pastures are before me, Which yet I have not seen; Bright skies will soon be o’er me, Where darkest clouds have been. My hope I cannot measure, My path in life is free; My Father has my treasure, And He will walk with me.”


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