"A delightsome land"

"And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land." These words of the third chapter of Malachi refer to those who are in possession of a measure of the Christ-spirit. The words are similar to those of Isaiah (55:12), who prophesied the coming of the Messiah: "For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." Both citations are poetic, but they plainly tell of the blessedness, joy, and peace which should come to those to whom Christ, Truth, is revealed. To those so blessed the very mountains and hills and trees would seem to rejoice; they would dwell in "a delightsome land."

How the peoples of the earth long for the day when the land wherein they dwell shall be called delightsome! An idle dream, says someone. Impossible of realization, says another. The day may indeed seem far off when goodness and love shall reign universally, and sin and sorrow be no more. But does not the fact that even now much goodness and love in manifested, and much happiness and joy found among men, point to the possibility that peace and harmony are realizable in human experience to the exclusion of their opposites?

Finding Our Individuality
August 20, 1938

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