Nature's Grand Lessons

In the nineteenth psalm we read, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." At the glorious season of springtime the significance of this Scriptural truth comes with renewed force to every nature lover! And particularly to Christian Scientists does the coming afresh of beauty bring inspiration and hope. That Jesus felt the efficacy of nature to teach grand lessons is proved by his recourse to it for illustrations in his Sermon on the Mount and in his parables. The fig tree, the mustard seed, the tares, and the lilies of the field—all these aided him in teaching simply and forcefully.

Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, also showed a keen appreciation of the inspiration to be gained from nature. On page 240 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" she writes, "Nature voices natural, spiritual law and divine Love;" and she adds, "Arctic regions, sunny tropics, giant hills, winged winds, mighty billows, verdant vales, festive flowers, and glorious heavens,—all point to Mind, the spiritual intelligence they reflect."

Success of The Christian Science Monitor
July 28, 1928

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