After Thorns, a Royal Diadem

In prophecies written centuries before the birth of Jesus, the book of Isaiah declared that the power of the Christ would be acknowledged even by kings: "The Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory .... Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God." Isa. 62:2, 3; But this crown was to be dearly bought, for the earthly representative of Christ was to be "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief." 53:3;

A diadem is a symbol of sovereignty—of authority and dominion, of dignity, of honor and victory. Spiritually, as the Son of God, Christ Jesus possessed the attributes and power represented by this royal crown. In the world, his purpose was to establish the recognition that divine Spirit, not human will, alone can win them. The way was hard. It required of him wholehearted faith in God's power, total dedication to the manifestation of God's, Love's, qualities, and day-to-day demonstration of the authority of Christ, Truth, to destroy sin, disease, and death in their most aggressive forms.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science is the guiding light of my life
April 21, 1973

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