There is something dynamic about Paul's call to the Christians at Philippi (Phil. 4:4), "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say. Rejoice." Well may we ask, as possibly did some of those to whom he addressed his epistle, what reason Paul had for rejoicing. He had suffered many things as he journeyed heavenward. Even in Philippi itself he, with Silas, had endured stripes and imprisonment. Paul's experience on the Damascus road was unparalleled and tremendous. Up to this point his human life had been one of utter blindness to the things of Spirit, but suddenly spiritual revelation opened his eyes and the Christly way of life lay before him.

Unnumbered Christian Scientists know from their own experience what it means to turn from the gross darkness of materialism to the illumination of spirituality. As with Paul, so their eyes have been opened to the Christ, Truth. Then health has replaced sickness, understanding has exposed the fallacy of false belief in matter as real, and good, omnipotent and omnipresent, has blotted out evil of every name and nature. He who has really glimpsed the wondrous beauty and healing power of revealed Truth and who sees the Christ-way unfolding before him never ceases to "rejoice in the Lord." as did Paul.

Christian Scientists have good reason to heed the apostle's behest to rejoice. Christian Science heals the sick and reforms the sinner; it mends broken hearts, re-establishes shattered homes, activates the indolent, gives the unemployed a true sense of employment, replaces frustration with accomplishment. From all thus blessed, songs of joy and gratitude are forever ascending to Him "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases" (Ps. 103:3). The unending flow of grateful testimony to the healing power of divine Science in the Christian Science periodicals and in Wednesday testimony meetings in Churches of Christ, Scientist, bears eloquent witness to healthy, happy, regenerated lives.

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