Blossoming Time

As we behold the radiance and abundance of blossoming time our hearts spontaneously sing a song of rejoicing. At such a season it is not hard to believe in goodness and happiness. But even when the branches are bare and the green is faded to brown in the grass, even then, hidden from sight, the miracle is occurring that later will unfold into the most delicate cascades of pale pink and white and crimson blossoms. Each leaf exists in its perfection before it is called forth into a jewel of transparent emerald upon the tree. What calls it forth? The simple answer is, The warmth of the sunshine as the earth approaches the sun.

Thinking along these lines one day, a student of Christian Science recalled what our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says on page 331 of "Miscellaneous Writings": "Thus abiding in Truth, the warmth and sunlight of prayer and praise and understanding will ripen the fruits of Spirit, and goodness will have its springtide of freedom and greatness." She saw that human beings often appear as do bare trees in winter, their characters unattractive and angular, and they are passed by as not worthy of our notice. And yet beneath the hard surface lie beauty, grace, and tenderness. As one of our hymns has so beautifully expressed it, "The loveliness of Love is all around."

"What things ye have need of"
August 12, 1944

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