When Isaiah cried, "And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day," he must have had in mind the dawn of the Christ Science, for when the spiritual sense of the Scriptures is opened and illumined thereby, we are filled with joy and gratitude to see how gloriously optimistic is the chain of thought that runs throughout the inspired writings. It is the breaking of that glad day when all are to know God, good, when universal peace and love shall reign, when slavery shall cease and all men awake to their birthright of freedom as "the sons of God."

This beaconing light has shone throughout the centuries, and in a burst of joy Isaiah wrote of it, "The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day." So, too, Paul in even clearer vision declares that "now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation;" and this, he further implies, is hastened by "casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God," the "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

The Scriptures counsel us, "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." As we realize in Christian Science that God is the omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience that is good, the divine Mind, we are saved from the inconsistency of forgetting to acknowledge His power and presence at the moment when sorrow, pain, or disease tempts us to believe in His absence. The realization of God's love and power and presence is the foundation stone of Christianity, and the results of this honoring of ever-present Truth are seen in the healing of sin and disease. It is the exaltation of God, good, which must be the culmination of the Christian life, when all "principalities" and "powers" are put under the feet of the true idea of God, the right consciousness of being, whose coming marks "the day of the Lord" for each individual.

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January 28, 1911

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