Let In the Light

One of the delightful effects of prayer is to have one's consciousness full of light. To feel the lifting of the burden of dark and foreboding thought is indeed a blessing that brings healing and joy into our whole experience. The coming of the dawn is often used to symbolize the transforming effect of the Christ, Truth, as it permeates the human consciousness. Jesus identified the Christ and said, "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." John 12:46;

It is not uncommon for men to have periods of temptation to believe in evil, periods of depression, of darkness and doubt. And these melancholy thoughts often have their material counterparts in disturbed conditions of the body. It is then that each one must learn to reach out to the divine Mind, to lift up his thought to God, and to persist in the renovation of his consciousness until the light of inspiration comes in its releasing and redeeming activity.

One must always think of the Christ in terms of activity—the activity of Truth and Love in human consciousness. Mrs. Eddy says, "Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness. The Christ is incorporeal, spiritual—yea, the divine image and likeness, dispelling the illusions of the senses; the Way, the Truth, and the Life, healing the sick and casting out evils, destroying sin, disease, and death." Science and Health, p. 332;

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