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Rising With The Light

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Announcements Forums Reality — September 27th, 2020 Rising With The Light

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    “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)

    “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12, emphasis added)

    The scriptures above teach that light is something not simply to be looked at or appreciated, but something to be followed, to be walked in, helping me understand the promises in Isaiah chapter 60:

    “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”

    To illumine earth, the sun does not turn itself on like a spotlight, nor does it attain its high-noon position in a sudden leap from below the horizon but appears gradually by degrees as day progresses.

    As faith without works is dead, so light that is not followed is darkness. Arising and shining is not a sudden sunburst, but a step-by-step ascension up Jacob’s ladder of light, each step brighter than the last.

    “The spiritually minded meet on the stairs which lead up to spiritual love.” Not on horizontal ground, but a stairway. Thus, I have to keep moving, walking in the light as He is in the light, onward and upward!
    (Retrospection and Introspection, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 76)

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