Irresistible Life

The examples of life we see depicted in nature—where even under very adverse conditions the manifestations of life survive —may afford us a glimpse of the irresistible nature of the Life which is God. A tree growing out of a rock crevice, a flower surviving in a barren waste, or the first signs of new life pushing upward in the spring give evidence of the grand Principle which nature emulates. Mary Baker Eddy says: "Midst the falling leaves of old-time faiths, above the frozen crust of creed and dogma, the divine Mind-force, filling all space and having all power, upheaves the earth. In sacred solitude divine Science evolved nature as thought, and thought as things. This supreme potential Principle reigns in the realm of the real, and is 'God with us,' the I am." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 331;

As one comes to understand that Life ls God, Spirit, and that man is the expression of Life, the idea of Soul, he can grasp the persistence of individuality and realize that not one of God's ideas is ever destroyed. Christ Jesus demonstrated this truth in his resurrection and ascension. The same truth applies to each one of God's ideas.

While humanity largely depends upon the evidence of the material senses to cognize individuality, we are learning in Christian Science to look beyond matter to the spiritual qualities that make up the real man in the likeness of God. The substance of man's identity is not in matter or in material forms. Jesus must have been referring to this fact when he said, "Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also." John 14:19: As we recognize the eternal Christ as the true identity of Jesus, we shall come to know the individuality of man as indestructible and be able to demonstrate this fact progressively in our experience.

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