Miscellaneous Writings (1883-1896) by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

CHRISTMAS
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CHRISTMAS



   This interesting day, crowned with the history of
Truth's idea, - its earthly advent and nativity, - is
especially dear to the heart of Christian Scientists; to
whom Christ's appearing in a fuller sense is so precious,
and fraught with divine benedictions for mankind.
   The star that looked lovingly down on the manger of
our Lord, lends its resplendent light to this hour:  the
light of Truth, to cheer, guide, and bless man as he
reaches forth for the infant idea of divine perfection
dawning upon human imperfection, - that calms man's
fears, bears his burdens, beckons him on to Truth and
Love and the sweet immunity these bring from sin, sickness,
and death.
   This polar star, fixed in the heavens of divine Science,
shall be the sign of his appearing who "healeth all our
diseases;" it hath traversed night, wading through
darkness and gloom, on to glory.  It doth meet the
antagonism of error; addressing to dull ears and undisciplined
beliefs words of Truth and Life.
   The star of Bethlehem is the star of Boston, high in
the zenith of Truth's domain, that looketh down on the
long night of human beliefs, to pierce the darkness and
melt into dawn.
   The star of Bethlehem is the light of all ages; is the
light of Love, to-day christening religion undefiled, divine
Science; giving to it a new name, and the white stone in
token of purity and permanence.

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   The wise men follow this guiding star; the watchful
shepherd chants his welcome over the cradle of a great
truth, and saith, "Unto us a child is born," whose birth
is less of a miracle than eighteen centuries ago; and "his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty
God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
   My heart is filled with joy, that each receding year sees
the steady gain of Truth's idea in Christian Science; that
each recurring year witnesses the balance adjusted more
on the side of God, the supremacy of Spirit; as shown
by the triumphs of Truth over error, of health over sickness,
of Life over death, and of Soul over sense.
   "The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth."
"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made
me free from the law of sin and death."  "Fear not, little
flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you
the kingdom."

        Press on, press on! ye sons of light,
        Untiring in your holy fight,
        Still treading each temptation down,
        And battling for a brighter crown.



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