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From the January 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 320:3-321:22

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

The 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 reaches forth for the infant idea of divine perfection that dawns upon human imperfection, that chides man's fear, bears his burdens, that beckons him on to Truth and Love, and the sweet immunity they bring from sin, sickness and death.

This polar star, fixed in the heavens of divine science, shall be the sign of his appearing who "Healeth all our diseases," and it hath traversed night over to where the young child lies, wading through darkness and gloom, on to glory. It meets the antagonism of error, addressing to dull ears, and undisciplined beliefs, words of Truth and Life.