The Day the Lord Hath Made

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." These glad and grateful words of the Psalmist have found an echo in numberless hearts when some happifying event has been experienced, some fulfilled desire, some radiant hours of sun and freshness, when the physical world has seemed particularly beautiful and satisfying. What about the dark days, when the light seems absent and aspiration frustrated; when pain and poverty, fear and failure, sin and sickness, alone seem real? Has the day the Lord hath made been swallowed up in darkness? Has it ceased to be? Indeed, no. It is still present, shining in uninterrupted radiance, waiting to be recognized, and accepted with gladness.

The day the Lord hath made is the day of Spirit. On pages 504 and 505 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes, "No solar rays nor planetary revolutions form the day of Spirit." This day of the Lord (Principle) is not, then, a fixed number of hours of sunlight called day, interrupted by a fixed number with the absence of light called night. The day of Spirit is always day, always of the light. The light of this day comes to us through spiritual understanding, that quality of God through which He reveals Himself as Love, and as All. This day is always now. It is never past or to come. It exists in eternal immediacy, the actuality of true being.

Christ Jesus understood and lived consistently in this day of Spirit. Speaking of the coming of the Comforter, the spirit of Truth, into the world, he said, "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." Now that day is here, the day in which one learns of the Comforter, Christian Science— learns to understand his unity with the Father and to know his life as the unfolding of Love, purely spiritual.

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Man Is Inevitably Good
February 9, 1946

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