In the first Biblical record of creation it is declared (Gen. 1:3), "God said, Let there be light: and there was light." The light that God ordered has never been withdrawn or dimmed. It shines forever with unvarying intensity. It is the eternal illumination of God, good. In His light there is only perfect being. In this light there is no darkness or discord. One who understands that the light of God's day, the Christ, Truth, is ever at hand has no fear of the passage of time.

At the close of each year humanity looks forward hopefully or perhaps fearfully to a new interval of time, which will involve their lives. To one who has gained an understanding of the fact, urged in Christian Science, that now is the only real time, the turning of the page of the calendar from one year to the next is in no way disturbing.

The Christian Scientist thinks in terms of the continuous unfoldment of good instead of in terms of temporal accretion or depletion. He thinks in terms of the joys of the eternal dawning of the true light of God's day rather than in terms of the sorrows and darkness of approaching night. He sings joyously these words from a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal (No. 2):

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