"Invisible things"

In Paul's epistles there are several references to "invisible things." The one which is in the epistle to the Romans is at the first glance somewhat paradoxical in its declaration that "the invisible things of him [God] . . . are clearly seen." These words cannot, however, seem contradictory or even enigmatical to the student of Christian Science, who soon learns that if he would lay hold upon reality, he must turn away from the evidence of material sense, as did Moses, who "endured, as seeing him who is invisible."

Now it goes without saying that all we see with the physical eye is at best perishable and can never satisfy man's real nature. Besides this, it cannot be denied that the most beautiful and substantial things in the world are supported by an invisible force whose nature is but dimly guessed at, even by those who most admire these things. People are disposed to talk glibly about the phenomena of nature, while those who know most about them frankly confess to their ignorance of that which underlies the appearance. Thus one deep thinker says, that although the law of gravitation was discovered and declared by Newton, gravity itself was as yet unknown.

"Awake thou"
August 15, 1914

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