Truth's Lesson

In the Scriptural narrative of the restoration to life of the widow's son, it is noticeable that Jesus first said, to the mother, "Weep not." To that mother's sense there was, no doubt, much reason for sorrow, yet, there came the loving admonition: "Weep not."

Can we not readily believe those tears were dried by the Christ's presence and the unseen influence of divine Love, and that a solemn, hopeful expectancy filled the woman's heart? Then followed those words of the Master, grander than the most beautiful symphony, reaching far above human faith: "Young man, I say unto thee, arise," and the son was restored to his mother.

Now is there not this helpful lesson in that experience? Must not we first see the unreality of sorrow and sickness? Then will follow the demonstration of Truth, if Christ be consciously present. "Lo, I am with you alway."

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March 22, 1900

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