The Hebrew king, David, asked of his people a pointed and vital question. "Who then," he said, "is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the Lord?" (I Chron. 29:5.) His people answered well, for the Bible account goes on to tell that they rejoiced, "because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the Lord." They found joy when they eagerly dedicated their service to God.

This same thought-provoking question may be coming today to earnest students of Christian Science. Many there are who rejoice, as did the Israelites, for they offer their service gladly and find the peace, satisfaction, and joy that inevitably come from such willing devotion. Some may think that consecration is only for a dedicated few. They may be satisfied to let others do their work for them. All of us are eager for the abundance of good that is ours for the knowing, but are we willing to do the study and praying necessary to lift the mists of world beliefs so that the abundance may become apparent? Are we willing to devote ourselves to healing and uplifting mankind?

Recently, while I was driving on a beautiful new express road, the thought came to me that this road was an example of what we should like our lives to be. All of us want our existence to be a smooth, superhighway of good. We want no side roads of material beliefs, no detours of mistakes, no stop lights of beliefs in sin, disease, or death.

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