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From the February 1949 issue of The Christian Science Journal

IN the dark days when the prophet Isaiah lifted up his voice in warning and exhortation, he repeatedly urged his listeners to awake. All about him were evidences of desolation, sin, and fear, yet he glimpsed the new heaven and new earth and prophesied the coming of the Saviour. He was indeed an alert and wakeful sentinel.

In strong language he exposed the pitiless results of disobedience to God. Again and again he urged Israel to awake, to buy and eat the spiritual food of Truth, to forsake unrighteous thinking, to behold the power of God, and to rebuild the waste places. Underlying all the words of Isaiah were the strength and power of law. The prophet was awake to the law and order of God, and his purpose was to awaken others from the dream of sin.

Let us, like this watchman of old, be awake to God's presence and His irreversible law. In the first chapter of Genesis we are told that God made all and that all is good; that He created the universe and blessed it; that God made man in His image and likeness. The unlikeness of God, the unreal man presented in the following chapters, is the Adam-dream.

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