In God's Sight

WE read in the first chapter of Genesis, "God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." What heavenly vision this unfolds! In the sight of God, the divine, all-seeing Mind, all His ideas are "very good" — perfect, complete, immortal, wholly spiritual. Infinite Mind cannot for an instant lose sight of a single idea, for if this should happen, Mind would not be infinite, but finite and failing. We learn in Christian Science that man is the image or reflection of God. Therefore, as God's reflection, man must see as God sees. In the eternal radiance of reality there is no death, no night, no separation, no loss. Proportionately as these facts are held in thought, they may be realized and proved, here and now.

Commenting upon the vision of St. John in the Apocalypse, Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 573 of the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "The Revelator was on our plane of existence, while yet beholding what the eye cannot see, — that which is invisible to the uninspired thought. This testimony of Holy Writ sustains the fact in Science, that the heavens and earth to one human consciousness, that consciousness which God bestows, are spiritual, while to another, the unillumined human mind, the vision is material."

In the second chapter of Genesis we are told that "there went up a mist from the earth," and it is through this mist of false and delusive thinking that "the unillumined human mind" beholds the universe. Seen thus, heaven and earth appear to be material, and men and women material organisms. This mist constitutes mortality in all its phases. Entirely mesmeric in nature, it is constantly shifting, assuming various forms and colors. Sometimes it seems to exhibit the rosy but transient hues of human joy; then it takes the form of sickness; or, again, of sin. It may present the red glare of strife, or the drab and meager illusion of poverty. Where the mist is thickest, it seems as though an individual were blotted out in death. Yet all this time, far above the mist of mortal thought, entirely separate from it and knowing its nothingness, the children of God dwell in eternal light and harmony, rejoicing in unbroken health, holiness, peace, spiritual affluence, and loving companionship with their divine Father-Mother and His immortal ideas. God's children do not even see the mist, for they have the Mind which is God, and which cannot be mesmerized. Life, including all its manifestations, is always inorganic, infinite, indestructible.

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March 8, 1941

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