A Well-ordered Day

Creation, as understood in Christian Science, is the ever-unfolding of the ideas of God. In the Biblical account, "the evening and the morning" mark the six days of creation. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 504) Mary Baker Eddy says, "The successive appearing of God's ideas is represented as taking place on so many evenings and mornings,—words which indicate, in the absence of solar time, spiritually clearer views of Him, views which are not implied by material darkness and dawn. Here we have the explanation of another passage of Scripture, that 'one day is with the Lord as a thousand years.'"

The false material beliefs, with attendant doubts and uncertainty, fade before the revelatin of Truth as it dawns upon human consciousness. When the spiritual sense of day is unfolded, it is not lost in the darkness again, even though uncertainty pertaining to the next step to be taken may seem to darken thought until there comes another unfoldment, as "the evening and the morning" bring the more advanced sense of day. Thus spiritual revelation continues until eventually the day of perfect understanding shall be revealed, wherein is no night.

As the day of Spirit is better understood, the days of human experience will be more harmonious and profitable; and, conversely, as our temporal days are ordered by our highest sense of right, the spiritual day of greater understanding will be unfolded. If each day we try to learn more about Love by being more loving in thought, word, and deed; if we seek Truth, and demonstrate what we already know; if we are increasingly alert and obedient to Principle, we shall experience the effulgence in which the perfect, spiritual man of God's creation is seen as the reality, and material selfhood is seen to be unreal.

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Publishing Peace
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