"The stability of thy times"

[Written Especially for Young People]

From the radio, the press, the pulpit, and the school, from magazines and from books, from public speeches and from private conversations, there comes to us the statement that the old order is changing, that mankind must adapt itself to a changing world, that there is no moral stability in society, that the economic structure of nations is tottering, that religious codes are discarded and outworn. If true, what a dismal prospect this would be to anyone, and especially to the young man or young woman just ready to step out into the business world!

The young Christian Scientist, therefore, should waste no time in fearful contemplation of the gloomy prognostications of mortal mind, but stand "with sandals on and staff in hand, waiting for the watchword and the revelation of what, how, whither," as Mrs. Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 158). Change there may be in the material conditions which confront all today, but the young student of Christian Science can face them with a cheerful heart because his thought is rooted and grounded in the understanding of that which is immutable and eternal, namely, his sonship with God, the Father and Mother of the universe. If he remains true to what he has learned of Christian Science, neither materialistic lectures nor modern philosophies can take away his settled conviction about God and man, for he knows that his spiritual understanding of God as infinite Mind is demonstrable, and that no theories, suppositions, or human opinions can shake or alter one iota of the truth he has been taught.

The real universe, as he has learned in Christian Science, is the universe of God's creating, spiritual and wholly good, governed by changeless law—the one universe in which all of God's children are held by His law in their rightful activity, the one universe in which are peace, plenty, and security. What if he sees a changing material world about him? His true thinking is anchored in eternity, and he can sing with the Psalmist: "Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God."

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My Daily Prayer
December 21, 1935

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