Letting Go

As one studies the true account of creation given in the first chapter of Genesis, it is well to notice how frequently the word "let" is used, beginning with "Let there be light" and continuing to the glorious climax, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

On page 507 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy says: "Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source." To the student of Christian Science working out some problem, the voice of error would sometimes seem to predominate. But, it is well to remember that in reality error cannot talk, because there is only one voice, the "still small voice" of Truth, speaking to human consciousness and saying, "Let us make man in our image."

We sometimes think we have, as it were, to push error off, to beat against a stone wall of stubborn mortal beliefs; whereas, the only necessity is to let go the false beliefs and fears and doubts, as we let fall from our shoulders a wornout garment. Mrs. Eddy says (ibid., p. 4), "The longing to be better and holier, expressed in daily watchfulness and in striving to assimilate more of the divine character, will mould and fashion us anew, until we awake in His likeness." What a firm and sincere denial of error it is fearlessly and honestly to let go of material beliefs; and what a positive, wholehearted affirmation of the truth, to silence mortal doubts and fears, turn joyfully, confidently, meekly, to the outstretched arms of ever present Love, and let God be All-in-all to us in all our thinking!

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"Now are we the sons of God"
October 26, 1929

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