I got some wonderful insights from the post from CedarSCamps this week. It brought out something I had not realized before. Moses spoke about the prophet that was to come, and 'he shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you'. Thousands of years later Moses got to talk to this prophet, Jesus, himself as they met on what is referred to as the Mount of Transfiguration. As Moses' face shone when he came down from talking with God, so Jesus shone when his chosen disciple saw him transform. He was talking with Moses and Eljah. What an interesting conversation that must have been! Thousands of years later we too can stand in the presence of the Christ.
The disciples were ready to build altars for all three but Moses and Elijah disappeared. Jesus remained and he was not to be restricted to the status of a prophet for God Himself tells them that this is His beloved Son in whom He is well pleased. Hear ye him. He had told Jesus this at the time he was baptized by John and it is repeated at this momentous occasion.
Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "Jesus represented Christ, the true idea of God. Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirt creates, constitutes, and governs." (p. 316) When I first started studying Christian Science I struggled with the idea of 'man as never born and never dying, but as coexistent with his creator'. It is still a pretty big concept but one that has brought healing for me and others over the years. As a spiritual idea in divine Mind I never went through material birth, so I could never have birth defects or family traits passed along to me. DNA, for me, only means Does Not Apply. As a spiritual idea in divine Mind I have always existed, or coexisted with God, my true Father Mother. So I cannot age any more than God can. Time is only a mortal concept. I exist eternally. So no problems with 'terrible twos' or difficult teenage growing pains, or midlife crisis, or decline into senioritis. Never born. Never dying.
So our Bible Lesson concludes with this: "In divine Science, man is sustained by God, the divine Principle of being". I am sustained, preserved, maintained perfectly by God. I can and do commune with God regularly. When I have relied on Christian Science for healing I have been transformed and elevated to my true spiritual identity as a child of God in whom He is well pleased. It is a pleasure and joy to learn more and more about the lovingkindness of God and the truth of my oneness with Him. I just love Christian Science.