Experiences Regarding Day and Night
There are times when we are very sensitive to the remarks of our friends and loved ones for they seem so unkind. If we study ourselves, we will find that it is we who are out of time; we have turned away from the light. In this state we unfit ourselves to be channels of blessing to others and bring to ourselves attitudes of doubt and misjudgment. What we see in others is a reflection of that which is within us.
We should come to understand that day is facing the source of Light with a mind that seeks to do His bidding. It is the Christ spirit that comes into our heart to awaken us to our relationships with the source of Light, and that helps us in our associations with others.
"I saw a large light. I recognized it as a manifestation of spirit. It moved toward me and disappeared within my inner self. It made me more aware that my body is the temple of the living God and that I must let my light shine in such a manner as to hasten the day of the Lord."
When we turn ourselves away from God, or good, we are living in the night of our life. There is a constant struggle between the forces of day and the forces of night. We can see readily the misery that it brings to each. All over the world people are seeking for something to allay the unrest, turmoil and confusion that exist; if all would only realize that peace must come first within, before it can come without, many problems would be solved. "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." The world by its thinking shows its states of consciousness. Such states of consciousness may be as high as the heavens, or so low that all may be lost within darkness.
What may we learn from the night? Have we built our night, or are we suffering that others may see the light? Our Lord was brought "as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth" that others might be free. If through suffering we may help others to understanding, we, as the apostle, may rejoice in tribulation, which shall work out for us "a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory".
I Am-Alpha and Omega
The sum total of the beginning and end of our earthly existence is that we may fully realize that we are one with the Father and worthy to be companions with Him in glory. Day and night, light and darkness, conflict and conquest, love and service, are means to this end. The problems in a life experience can be stepping-stones to greater service in all realms.
"Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth... hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding."
[God] is the beginning and the end of that brought into material manifestation, or into that known by man as the plane or dimension from which man reasons in the finite. Then there will be to the body the correct conception of that meant. "I am Alpha and Omega; beginning and the end." That God, the Father, the Spirit, the Ohm, is the influencing force of every activity is not wholly sufficient unto man's salvation, in that he is a free-will being. As intimated that Alpha beginning, Omega ending. For, the confirmation, the segregation, the separation, the building, the adding to it, is necessary-in relation to those activities that lie between-for man's building to the beginning and the end. 262-55
Our sonship is exhibited in our choice of free will. Always the urge is to press on. As we were one with Him in the beginning, we will be one with Him in the end, through Him who is the Light, the Truth and the Way.