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Eternity

From the May 1952 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The span of time that mortals use
Is but device, a faulty ruse
With which to cloak affinity
To earthly things. Belief that we
Have yet to gain reward—that time
Supplies a space in which to climb
To better life denotes a state
Almighty God did not create.

Eternity does not consist
Of measured time. God does not list
The aeons as they pass, nor plan
A space for things to come, as man
Is wont to do. Creation's whole
Was born complete. There is no goal
Not yet attained, no task undone,
Nor future aims not yet begun.

As product of God's perfect mind
Our being is conformed in kind.
True substance, wisdom, health, and joy—
All these are ours if we employ
The truth; and as His sons, all good
Accrues to us when understood.
The whole of all, God's child can be;
This constitutes eternity.

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