What Lies Ahead?

The tendency of human thought in looking ahead is to expect both good and evil. But in reality what lies ahead? Eternal life—life that is harmonious, that is above and beyond any sense of discord or fear, whatever form the latter may claim to take in our experience. This is the message which Christian Science brings to mankind through the understanding of God as Life, the only Life there is, and of man, entirely spiritual, as His full and perfect reflection and expression.

Christ Jesus said (John 10:10), "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 246): "Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof."

In the Bible are many statements made by prophets and apostles indicating their understanding of the true nature of life. The Psalmist wrote, "A thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past" (Ps. 90:4), and farther on he added, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Surely the Psalmist glimpsed the truth of the infinite nature of man.

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Magnify the Lord
July 10, 1965

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