One night, as I glanced from my window, my attention was attracted by a bright star, shining so clearly from out the surrounding darkness, that I stopped to take a longer look at it; and as I gazed, I thought how much more beautiful every object in the universe becomes to us after we begin to understand spiritual reality, than when we believed them to be material. Through the study of Science and Health, the text-book of Christian Science, we learn that the universe of God's creating is spiritual and perfect ; that all real things are thoughts of God and express the divine Mind. As I watched that star, and tried to realize what it must be in reality, I was reminded of Kepler's saying, that he had been thinking God's thoughts after him.

As I continued to look at it, I realized as never before that the stars are truly thoughts of God, and that man, the image and likeness of God, reflects Him in His completeness—thinks His thoughts—when he recognizes spiritually the creation of the divine Mind. As I gazed on, another star appeared to my sight, then another and another, until the sky which had at first seemed so dark was so peopled with stars that the darkness was no longer in evidence, for the sky was full of light. Then the thought came to me that the same experience is ours, whenever we look for the divine ideas instead of the beliefs of mortal mind.

Surrounded by the night of materiality, the tired pilgrim on earth, searching for health, happiness, or wisdom, looks up to heaven for the help which cometh from God alone ; and begins to see the clear light of spiritual sense which is waiting to brighten his pathway. It guides him to Christ,—Truth,—as revealed in Science, and he begins to understand God,—infinite Mind,—and to think His thoughts.

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December 8, 1906

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