A Student of Christian Science, noticing how the sun shining through the window had caused the beautiful design of the curtain to be outlined on the wall, thought of the life and work of Christ Jesus and of how his life reflected the loveliness of divine Love. "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father," he said (John 14:9). The brightness of God's glory so shone in the life of the Master that many who came into his presence glimpsed something of this glory and were healed and blessed.

When Peter and John were questioned after they had healed the crippled man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, even the high priest and those who were with him were forced to concede that a notable miracle had been done through the glory of the Father which Christ Jesus had taught and demonstrated. The Bible states (Acts 4:13), "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." The glory, the beauty of holiness, which he had seen Christ Jesus manifest, inspired Peter and enabled him after this healing to talk fearlessly to the people.

Wonderful were the work and influence of the disciples because they had seen and in a degree comprehended the light that shone through the thought of their Master. "In him was life; and the life was the light of men" (John 1:4). Many besides the disciples of Jesus have glimpsed the light of Truth and Love and are themselves reflecting this light. In so doing they are obeying the Master's injunction (Matt. 5:16), "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

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August 27, 1949

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