December 17, 2014
This Wednesday we are completing our three-part series on the Christmas advent. Our readings begin with prophecies from Isaiah, the nativity in Luke, and then Paul’s understanding of angels and sons.
It would be wonderful if you could join us in person, but calling on your cell phone works too. Last week, we were visited by three wise women who listened to last Wednesday’s lesson about Matthew’s wise men, but these modern ladies used our easy cell phone technology instead of traveling by night on camels!
“A coming; appropriately the coming of our Savior, and in the calendar, it includes four sabbaths before Christmas, beginning of St. Andrew’s Day, or on the sabbath next before or after it. It is intended as a season of devotion, with reference to the coming of Christ in the flesh, and his second coming to judge the world.”
In Retrospection and Introspection, Mrs. Eddy wrote:
“No person can take the individual place of the Virgin Mary. No person can compass or fulfil the individual mission of Jesus of Nazareth. No person can take the place of the author of Science and Health, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity.The second appearing of Jesus is, unquestionably, the spiritual advent of the advancing idea of God, as in Christian Science.” (p. 70)
“In different ages the divine idea assumes different forms, according to humanity’s needs. In this age it assumes, more intelligently than ever before, the form of Christian healing. This is the babe we are to cherish. This is the babe that twines its loving arms about the neck of omnipotence, and calls forth infinite care from His loving heart.” (p. 370)