"Earth received the harmony"

On page 54 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," speaking of the work of Jesus, our Way-shower, Mrs. Eddy says, "The world acknowledged not his righteousness, seeing it not; but earth received the harmony his glorified example introduced." The deep meaning of his devotion to the good of the people, his compassion for them when they were tired and needed food, his healing of their diseases, his tender teaching of the love of the Father, the continual outpouring of His love for them, was apparently imperceptible, save to those concerning whom he prayed, "I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world." Here was the light shining in darkness, with the darkness comprehending it not.

At times it must have seemed to him who "was in all points tempted like as we are" that his work was of no avail. "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life," he said. So it will always seem to human sense. But the material senses cannot perceive the things of God! We know, however, that this seeming never deterred the Master in his work. He said, "I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." He understood the Father to have charge of his every effort. Always he understood this, even in his bitterest experience when he uttered the words, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit." We know now that none of his work was unavailing, even if at the time it did not convince the world that he had come forth from the Father.

How much more of harmony the world is receiving from the life and work of Mrs. Eddy, our Leader, than that of which it is conscious! Apart from the comfort and healing to which thousands are attesting, the quieting, comforting, and healing are going on which are not discernible to the eyes of the world, but are in part perceptible only to those who have eyes to see, those who are learning to read the "signs of the times."

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"I will receive you"
April 2, 1927

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