Joy of Discovery

Each day brings opportunities to find newness and freshness in our present surroundings. We may notice the light bringing out the rugged forms in the bark of a tree, the colors in drops of rain, or the changing patterns of towering clouds. Through the spiritual understanding Christian Science gives, our thought is lifted above what our eyes see to awareness of the real universe.

Isaiah, in the Bible, attributes this command to God, the creator: "Be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create." Isa. 65:18; After watching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon until the light had spread to distant horizons and penetrated into its depths, I read from the Psalms, beginning with Psalm 148, "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights." Ps. 148:1; An unforgettable glimpse of the spiritual universe dawned on my thought as spiritual sense expanded my thinking beyond the vastness of the canyon to the infinitude of Mind's creation.

The Bible assures us that God, Spirit, made everything good (see Gen. 1:31). And through the study of Christian Science we grow in our spiritual understanding of Spirit's perfect creation and of the unreality of the material creation, at best an imperfect material counterfeit. To be "glad and rejoice" in the universe that God, Spirit, has created is a rousing demand to recognize now, through spiritual sense, the eternal harmony and perfection of divine Mind's creation.

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The Answer's Always There
January 26, 1974

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