A door to freedom

If someone told you there was a door through which you could pass that could change your whole life for the better, would you want to open it and go inside? There is such a door, and it can usually be found in a very accessible part of any city.

Have you ever seen the sign, "Christian Science Reading Room"? Have you ever stopped at the window to read? It wouldn't be at all unlikely to find there the words of Christ Jesus, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." n1

n1 Matthew 11:28.

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Anyone with a perplexing problem such as sickness, drug addiction, lack of money or a job, an unhappy relationship, or concern about world affairs can step inside this peaceful sanctuary. All -- with problems or not -- are welcome to come in for spiritual refreshment. The attendants on duty are more than happy to explain to a newcomer what helps are available in his or her quest for enlightenment. To know more about God is everyone's great need. Solutions can be discovered through quiet listening. We can, with complete confidence, expect to find health, harmony, and right answers through our communion with God. This communion is true prayer. Biblical history is filled with accounts of men and women who claimed their freedom from all sorts of trials through prayer. So we need never think our particular problem is beyond God's power to solve, because God empowers man with right ideas, right direction. The ever-present Christ, God's messenger to human consciousness, reveals the healing truth we need.

For example, my husband had to attend an important meeting some distance from home. Shortly after he arrived he came down with a cold, which worsened as the day progressed. He decided to take a walk. He had walked only a few blocks when he saw a sign, "Christian Science Reading Room." He entered and became engrossed in the reading material. His thought was lifted. He saw that God being all power, there was no other power to hinder right activity. He learned more of God's allness and of man's perfection as His spiritual son. When my husband rose to go, he realized he was completely free of the cold.

This is not an isolated experience. Such healings are taking place wherever receptive thought listens to God's thoughts.

In Revelation we read, "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven." n2 As defined in the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesm by Mary Baker Eddy, n3 "heaven" is "harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul." n4

n2 Revelation 4:1.

n3 Mrs. Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

n4 Science and health,m p. 587.

We can find this "door . . . in heaven" through prayer, through deep communion with God, as the Revelator did. And a Christian Science Reading Room is a good place to start our search for it. Quiet listening and obedience to God's messages of Christly love and wisdom can mean freedom from restrictions. Through prayerful search of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy we can discover spiritual man and his Father, God. We can find the way to a more joyous and fulfilling life.

So, open your door to freedom! DAILY BIBLE VERSE These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. Revelation 3:7, 8

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