The Light-Bearers

On page 268 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the Christian Science textbook, Mrs. Eddy has written, "In the material world, thought has brought to light with great rapidity many useful wonders." As we ponder the word "light," we realize that perhaps in no other material line has thought brought to mortals more "useful wonders" than in our most modern lighting systems. The power companies operating and controlling these systems have built up costly and complicated plants for generating the power to produce these useful lights. The damming of streams, the installing of plants in narrow mountain canyons, the stretching of miles and miles of wire over mountain and valley to carry the electric currents to cities and towns have been a tremendously laborious work.

In the tenth chapter of Exodus we find these few simple words: "There was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings." "The children of Israel had light in their dwellings"—the wonder of it!

As we look back down the long vista of the centuries, we find splendid characters who stand out in bold relief against the blackness of the ages, because they reflected divine light. From Genesis to Revelation we find them—patriarch, prophet, and apostle—catching wonderful glimpses of the true light. In studying their natures, we see two qualities predominant in them, namely, humility and purity.

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My Father's Business
December 31, 1927

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