People often let their thoughts dwell in the past, and such activity needlessly beclouds their present feelings and acts. Many people are also concerned about what the future may hold for them, their families, and the world. How does Christian Science help us to meet and dispose of these suggestions of fear and uncertainty, especially regarding the days to come?

In her book entitled "No and Yes" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 26): "God holds man in the eternal bonds of Science,—in the immutable harmony of divine law. Man is a celestial; and in the spiritual universe he is forever individual and forever harmonious." How comforting it is to receive the assurance that man is held in the "eternal bonds of Science," in the safety and security of God's unchanging law. Man's career, therefore, is one of uninterrupted unfoldment of good, of right relationships, and unlimited opportunities of glorifying God.

It is the duty of every Christian Scientist to claim daily his birthright of dominion over the testimony of the material senses, and to walk with the assurance that God's angels are ever at his side, guiding him in paths of constructive activity. He must become expectant of the rewards of work well done and victories won. Mrs. Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 230), "Success in life depends upon persistent effort, upon the improvement of moments more than upon any other one thing." And she adds, "If one would be successful in the future, let him make the most of the present."

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