Several years ago an article appeared in The Christian Science Journal (6/2006) entitled, “The Majesty of Christian Science and the Imperatives for our time.” The directives mentioned in the article are:
- to grow into a fuller understanding of the might and majesty of Christian Science,
- to awaken to and nullify the carnal mind's hatred of the Comforter, and
- deepen our appreciation of Mrs. Eddy as the Discoverer of the Science of Christ, author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and Founder of the Church that shares this healing truth with humanity.
Mary Baker Eddy uses the word majesty several times in the Christian Science textbook and numerous times in her other writings. She encourages us in MY 188: 25-26, “ As you work, the ages win, for the majesty of Christian Science teaches us the majesty of man.” When we dive deeper into the word from the Hebrew hadar & geuwth where the Psalmist writes “The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.” Ps 29:4. The meaning expands to splendor, magnificent, honor, exaltation and excellence. This is not a prideful, haughty or a show of pageantry, but rather a bowing before or meekness within the all-power of divinity. The Greek word for majesty used in the New Testament is megalosyne found in 2 Peter 1:16 ‘eyewitnesses of his majesty’ speaks of the visible splendor of divine majesty as it appeared in the transfiguration of Christ.
I love to stir up my thought, gratitude and appreciation for the might and majesty of Christian Science. Sometimes as new students or life-long devotees of the Christ Science we may be faced with a protracted healing, a sense of limitation in supply, opportunity or creativity. This is when we need to dive deeper into our understanding of the Allness of God, good and the accessibility, reliability and potency of the Christ Truth right here and right now. Mrs. Eddy in her message to The First Church of CS in 1900 she writes, “Not madness but might and majesty attend every footstep of Christian Science.” So on her directive I intend to enjoy this majestic journey! Won't you join me?