"His work is done"

For centuries Bible students have studied the record of the real creation in the first chapter of Genesis, but the great spiritual import of this wonderful chapter was not realized until the inspiring light of Christian Science revealed its hidden treasures. This chapter clearly states that God's work is finished, and that everything which He made, is good. His work is complete and perfect; there is no other creator or creation. Many people who in the past have implored God to deliver them from trying circumstances, and often seemingly without results, are now gaining the understanding through Christian Science that, since God is Spirit, and His creation, including man, is spiritual and perfect, discord of every nature is unreal. They are proving that abiding peace, health, happiness, and supply are experienced as men come to understand and maintain this truth in all their thinking.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 3), "His work is done, and we have only to avail ourselves of God's rule in order to receive His blessing, which enables us to work out our own salvation." We "avail ourselves of God's rule" as we learn to understand Him and are obedient to His unchanging law. In order to become truly conscious of God's blessing, we must begin by recognizing man as the image and likeness of God, and by expressing Godlike qualities. This establishes in our thinking the fact that our true selfhood is now the perfect reflection of God.

There may be times when the destruction of some phase of error necessitates its radical denial and continued realization of the truth in the face of persistent false evidence; but as we hold to the truth of perfect God and perfect creation, regardless of false appearances, we are entering the path of freedom. Continuing in such righteous thinking, we shall soon see the arguments of evil vanish away.

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Keeping in Step with the Absolute
September 20, 1941

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