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Rays of comfort
But first, a word about a sun metaphor. Malachi promises that “the Sun of righteousness arise[s] with healing in his wings” (4:2). To me, this illustrates how God’s children are related to God and to each other. Since we are joined with divine Soul, as rays are joined to the sun, we can really know each other only by looking to our common source. Science and Health explains, “The universe reflects and expresses the divine substance or Mind; therefore God is seen only in the spiritual universe and spiritual man, as the sun is seen in the ray of light which goes out from it” (p. 300). Mary Baker Eddy also wrote, “If we say that the sun stands for God, then all his rays collectively stand for Christ, and each separate ray for men and women” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 344).
God sends angels, His messages (the word angel comes from the Greek angelos, meaning “messenger”), in delightfully diverse forms. And so, one morning when the sun had just begun to peek through the trees, I received the exact message I needed. Here’s how it happened.
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About the author
Dr. Tom Fuller teaches math and computer science at Principia College and gets outside as often as he can.
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