On page 583 of Science and Health Mrs. Eddy defines Christ as "the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error." This manifestation is as old as God. It is because God is. It is the constant and eternal truth about God. If it should cease to be, the universe would at once become extinct. It can never be uncertain or variable. It is endless, deathless, infinite, eternal as God. If it were thinkable that at a certain moment away back in the day-dawn of time God began at that moment, Christ, God's manifestation, also began.

The sunshine, that common phenomenon of daily observation, is the manifestation of the sun, and corresponds with Christ, the divine manifestation of God. The sunshine comes to the the physical world, wooing the frozen buds out of winter into blossom, and bloom, and fruit. Sometimes quickly, but often slowly, the buds yield to the winsome call of the sunshine, and at last the earth gives its harvest answer. If the buds had refused to accept or hear this beneficent call, or had sought other means by which to express their messages of beauty, perfume, and fruit, there had been no harvest answer, no more seed-time.

In a kindred way, Christ, "the divine manifestation of God," comes to sick and sinful humanity, dissolving its doubts and its fears, healing its woes; and men and women of all nations and races come forth from the winter of discontent and suffering, regenerated, harmonious, blessed, as naturally as the frozen buds unfold into bloom and fruit.

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Truth's Ministry
May 23, 1914

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