“Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love…. Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us…. The cup our Father hath given, shall we not drink it and learn the lessons He teaches?”
Mary Baker Eddy
(Science and Health pp. 66, 67).
Photo – A day with Students in Oaxaca, Mexico
From the January 26, 1946 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
The acknowledging of the smile of a little child, the cheerful greeting of a fellow worker, the opportunities for service, and the privilege of helping others overcome problems, go to make up a day of service for God. It is true joy to review the good in each day as one would count treasured jewels. Each jewel possesses its own beauty, color, and individuality. So, each day, the good that is expressed constitutes a treasure to be taken out at the end of the day and gratefully cherished as the Father’s gift.
The presence of divine Love is everywhere with us, and we do not move from one segment of time to another, but constantly, step by step, walk with God. There is no stopping or starting of good, but good is ever present and active wherever man is. As we gain the consciousness of the truth of being —that Mind is ever active, maintaining man as perfect idea—we find true rest. And when we waken to what is humanly called a new day, let us waken to the continuity of good actively unfolding within us.
Man continually moves in “the irradiance of Life” to use another phrase in Mrs. Eddy’s definition of “day,” in the glory of God’s eternal now. This eternal now is “the accepted time” of which Paul spoke when he said (II Cor. 6:2). “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” Now is the only time that God accepts, and man is saved now. And so God’s day unfolds and never ends.