All Things New

Springtime may symbolize the individual's entrance into Christian Science. The winter of lack of spiritual understanding, which has oppressed him, is over, with its barrenness, its fruitless thinking, and its chill of loveless living. The birds of ascending thoughts begin to sing about him, and the flowers of unfolding spiritual ideas spring up on every side. The joyousness that becomes his when he enters this new life need not be lessened as problems, which come to all mortals, present themselves to him. The student who is in earnest to obtain the best possible education, is not dismayed by the course of study; instead, he daily applies himself to master the lessons assigned.

In Revelation is the wonderful promise: "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall there no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Tears, whether of sadness or human sympathy, belong only to a mortal sense of existence. Those bowed down with the sadness of bereavement, suffering on a couch of pain, in remorse in a prison cell, or under crushing experiences of whatever nature, may learn to look through the mist of the teardrops to the sunshine of infinite Love. The clouds of grief or gloom will not fail to disperse; the sky will become more bright with the light of spiritual joy at every stage of progress in the ascending path of righteousness.

Who has not seemed to pass through experiences whose recollection brings sadness or regret? What deep comfort and peace have come from the assurance that none of these were ever a part of true existence; that we need never think of them again, except as some lesson learned may be of help to us or to another! No brooding over past troubles mars the joy of the consciousness which is ever expectant of good. The real man never has known, and never can experience, any existence apart from God, who is his Life. Every seeming burden rolls away when we can declare with Paul, "Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." "Forgetting those things which are behind," refers not only to the experiences of past years, but even to those of yesterday. No manifestation of error in any day's activities should trespass upon another day. Each dawn should mean a fresh beginning. Every successive hour should afford new opportunities for the expression of good. For good is continuous, uninterrupted, ever present to the exclusion of all else.

The Allness of God, Good
April 21, 1928

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