In Christian Science we learn that health, harmony, and success are not dependent on the revolution of the earth, on the position or influence of the sun, or the moon, or the stars. These qualities are not dependent on the time of day or the darkness of night. They are dependent on God, Soul, who eternally enlightens and maintains His entire creation. Indeed, every individual is endowed with the light of Christ, the true manhood, which dwells forever in the radiance of Soul.

The Psalmist caught clear glimpses of the ever-present power of the Christ to dispel the night of error. In an inspired moment he wrote (Ps. 139:11, 12): "If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day." And in another Psalm (63:6) he says that he finds satisfaction as he turns in gratitude to God and meditates on Him "in the night watches."

The Christian Scientist has the opportunity to prepare himself for the night hours. He is alert to turn his thought wholeheartedly to the recognition and joyful assurance of Love's ever-presence. He declares with conviction that God, divine Life, is the source of all power, action, thought, and substance. He knows that his true consciousness is completely and inseparably identified with divine Mind, which never slumbers and never dwells in the darkness or vacuity of unconsciousness.

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