WE are taking the first cause and tracing its relationship to our present understanding. You have learned to say, "I am spirit," "I am to create." It would be as well to understand at what period of creation the race now stands, as this will make our immediate work clear to us. The race is at present in its childhood, just emerging into knowledge of the great and only life, thet I AM, knowing very little of its true meaning and purpose. You understand that in these lessons we cannot express spiritual verities in words, we can only attempt to suggest the transcendental reality behind the shadow. The finest earth-music you have ever heard can only suggest real music to you; the highest that it does is to lead you to the heart of the composer, where you catch something of the perfect idea.
I have used this very crude illustration to teach you something of the meaning of God. He is ever beyond our highest ideal. Here, then, is our call to growth. Every stage of development reveals more of God, and every generation of men finds Him greater than the last. Today the conception is higher than it has ever been, and yet you see and know only as men dimly groping in darkness and mist. God ever becomes more lovely as vision clears; every height we climb reveals fresh glory, and calls us to follow on with unabated eagerness. And yet His greatness is greatest when it is in accord with the lowliest atom, when the Father-Mother God lifts the meanest thing to a place of safety in the very heart of love. The realization of this fills us with worship and adoration, for great is our God above all gods.
Jesus Christ revealed God according to your need. The world, like children crying in the night, and with no language but a cry, was answered by the Father; by this name you know and love Him; by this name we understand much more than you do; but God is always willing to help you according to your need. Present understanding reveals something of the law of endless progression, of the fulness of llfe, of its deeper, richer meanings. Jesus revealed the Christ of God, the hidden spring, abundant, overflowing, perpetual, never ceasing, that you might have it in all its fulness, that your flesh also might rest in hope. There is no mystery in this. Full, rich, glorious life should fill every vein-for Christ is your life. Jesus did not draw down life from an outside God. He knew Himself to be the eternal Christ of God.
I think you will see more meaning in the life of Jesus as you live from the innermost of yourself. Humanity, God's eternal son, will one day say: "It is finished," and "they shall all be one." God is everywhere fulfilling Himself; not even a sparrow shall fall on the ground without your Father. As Jesus the Christ was unchanged by the experience called death, even so are we here, as there, ourselves, for we have always been and cannot die.