Spiritual Creation

The reaching out of human thought in search of the beginning of all things indicates the universal longing for God. There is a deep conviction possessed by men that they have sprung from a source above themselves, which they would fain know and understand. It is the age-long cry, Whence is man? The early thinkers answered this question in that remarkable first chapter of Genesis, where the divine creation is unfolded and seen to be "very good." Later, the great significance of this chapter failed to be appreciated by mankind, because of a false concept of God, and because this true record of creation had become confused with the following chapters of Genesis, wherein is set forth a suppositional theory of a material creation which claimed to be divinely authorized.

Throughout the centuries spiritual thinkers have caught glimpses of the nature of God; and their thought, thus changed, has resulted in many seemingly miraculous occurrences, which were a light unto all who witnessed them. Then, in the process of time, the promised Messiah appeared, revealing in his life and works the nature of the Father. To Philip's demand that he show him the Father, Jesus replied: "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?"

It seems almost incredible that the world could have sunk back into its false sense of existence after the light of the Christ-life had shone so radiantly upon it; but such was the state of human thought when Mrs. Eddy discovered Christian Science. Separated in belief from its divine origin, the human heart yet longed for God, but, like Job, knew not where it might find Him. The creature longed for the creator, feeling instinctively that man could be known only by understanding the origin of existence.

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Dreams and Visions
December 9, 1922

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