AFTER EXTENSIVE STUDY of the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter" (Science and Health, p. 139, citation 21). This week's Bible Lesson, titled "It the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?" cites three such accounts: Jesus' birth, the healing of a paralyzed man, and a stilling of a storm at sea.

The Christmas story rings out in this Lesson, telling us that there is more to the universe than atomic, or material, force. The Golden Text and the Responsive Reading are full of words and phrases such as "praise," "make a joyful noise," "sing unto the Lord a new song," "dance," and "give glory." We know that the Hebrew people expressed their love for God through music and dance. Over and over in this Lesson, we are told to sing and give praise.

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