“The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day…The Wisemen were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony.” (Science and Health, page vii)
Christmas morning is on the horizon. The star of Truth led the wise men as well as those humble shepherds to behold and claim a new promise. But first, their hearts must have been awakened. They must have known that the yearning within them for a better way was about to find its peace.
We are all ready to have our hearts awakened as well. This eve is not merely the day before a holiday. It is the moment on the crest of a hill, as we know a new view is about to be ours. This is not a yearly event, but one that we can awake to at any hour and every day. What we need most is trust.
Listen to and honor that voice within you that says: “Come, there is more to see, to know, to be.” Behold that eternal shining star that is leading you gently to a new hope, a new realization of life as the very expression of God’s unfailing and powerful Love. That star doesn’t pick and choose its followers. We can all see it just as all can view the sun and moon, wherever we are.
The choice is ours. We can decide to willingly follow the faint glimmers of dawn—those inspirations that feel right and true—and to continue to watch until the whole sky of our life is alight with colors. This is Christmas arriving. It is heeding the expectation that lives within us. It is the Christ-message—the healing, saving reality of heaven brought to a grateful earth.
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