The Humility of Christ's Appearing

The circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus of Nazareth have long touched the heart and stirred the imagination of the Christian world. Christ, the Son of God, who was destined to bring salvation to the world for all time, appeared to human sense in the form of a child born in a stable in a remote, hilly village in Judea. This humble advent holds practical meaning for us today.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, describes the spiritual significance of this wondrous event in these words in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being."Science and Health, Pref., p. vii;

The Angels of Christmas
December 23, 1967

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