Earth's Awakening

All thoughtful people are agreed that at this time of the year we have many hints of the dawn of a new day, when all that has seemed to vanish in the dark winter of mortal experience springs up again at the call of the Mind which rules the universe. Too many have unfortunately followed the lines of Job's mournful experience, when the upspringing of tree and flower only told him that while they reappeared, a man once laid in the grave would never again be seen by those who knew and loved him. Job did not stop, however, with this sorrowful belief, which for him at the time was a conviction, for he pressed on, ever seeking to get closer to God, and at length he was able to say, "I know that my redeemer liveth." This he said with the realization, the firm conviction, that it mattered nothing what the material evidence might be,—his immortality as God's idea was assured.

Our revered Leader gently lifts thought above the mortal sense of things when she says in her "Voices of Spring": "Human hope and faith should join in nature's grand harmony, and, if on minor key, make music in the heart. And man, more friendly, should call his race as gently to the springtide of Christ's dear love." To this she adds: "Man's possibilities are infinite, bliss is eternal, and the consciousness thereof is here and now" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 330). Here it may be asked why this should not be the message of the springtide to each one of us, as the giver of life says through nature, "Behold, I make all things new"?

Among the Churches
April 14, 1917

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