August 26, 2015
It is not the Easter season, but Resurrection is a topic in our thoughts with the approaching 10-year-anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In thinking specifically about the resurrection of church, I found Mrs. Eddy’s Dedicatory Sermon to The Mother Church to be very inspiring, “redolent with grief and gratitude.” (Pul. 1:6) I especially like this poem:
“What if the little rain should say,‘So small a drop as ICan ne’er refresh a drooping earth,I’ll tarry in the sky.’”A dewdrop reflects the sun. Each of Christ’s little ones reflects the infinite One, and therefore is the seer’s declaration true, that “one on God’s side is amajority.A single drop of water may help to hide the stars, or crown the tree with blossoms. (Pul. 4:3, 14-19)
That is a lovely metaphor for all of us and for Fourth Church — that we were the little drop of rain that refreshed a devastated neighborhood after Katrina and didn’t “tarry in the sky.”
The Christian Science Journal also has this September 2015 article, “The resurrection and your branch church,” which is provided in a link with the readings.
The apostle Paul was the first to write about resurrection, so if you would like to know more about this subject, I’ve included links to two short podcasts by Shirley Paulson and Chet Manchester which you can also access on the reading link.