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Our church edifice must be built in 1894. Take thither thy saintly offerings, and lay them in the outstretched

24hand of God. The object to be won affords ample oppor- tunity for the grandest achievement to which Christian Scientists can direct attention, and feel themselves alone

27among the stars.

No doubt must intervene between the promise and event; faith and resolve are friends to Truth; seize them,

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1trust the divine Providence, push upward our prayer in stone, — and God will give the benediction.

CHRISTMAS

This interesting day, crowned with the history of Truth's idea, — its earthly advent and nativity, — is

6especially dear to the heart of Christian Scientists; to whom Christ's appearing in a fuller sense is so precious, and fraught with divine benedictions for mankind.

9The star that looked lovingly down on the manger of our Lord, lends its resplendent light to this hour: the light of Truth, to cheer, guide, and bless man as he

12reaches forth for the infant idea of divine perfection dawning upon human imperfection, — that calms man's fears, bears his burdens, beckons him on to Truth and

15Love and the sweet immunity these bring from sin, sick- ness, and death.

This polar star, fixed in the heavens of divine Science,

18shall be the sign of his appearing who "healeth all our diseases;" it hath traversed night, wading through darkness and gloom, on to glory. It doth meet the

21antagonism of error; addressing to dull ears and undis- ciplined beliefs words of Truth and Life.

The star of Bethlehem is the star of Boston, high in

24the zenith of Truth's domain, that looketh down on the long night of human beliefs, to pierce the darkness and melt into dawn.

27The star of Bethlehem is the light of all ages; is the light of Love, to-day christening religion undefiled, divine Science; giving to it a new name, and the white stone in

30token of purity and permanence.

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