In reading the Bible one cannot fail to notice that from beginning to end it is full of accounts and promises of God's protection and guidance. Patriarch, prophet, psalmist, apostle, evangelist; those in high position, or men of low degree, all proclaim, out of their own experience, a power to save in every emergency. The promises in the 91st Psalm alone, to those who dwell "in the secret place of the most High," assure of deliverance from almost if not every kind of disaster which seems to fall upon humanity.

One is therefore constrained to cry out, Where is the secret place of the most High, in which mankind may dwell in safety? What ark will carry us triumphantly over the floods of adversity which threaten to engulf humanity? It is the great fact of man's at–one–ment with God; a fact which we have so dimly understood, so waveringly believed, and to which we have held with such feeble, tentative grasp. Who can measure the debt of gratitude which we owe to the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, for her clear explanation and strong emphasis of man's unity with divine Principle, for teaching us how to make practical in daily life the Science of Being? For there is all the difference in the world between the one who believes himself a separate entity from God, having a life of his own, a mind, a will, and a way of his own, all apart from and independent of God, and the one who realizes man's at–one–ment with his Maker, and who works out this "scientific unity" in his "life–practice" (Science and Health, p. 202). The one is the sport of circumstance, his existence as precarious as that of the sunbeam separated from the sun; the other has guidance in difficulty, wisdom in perplexity, safety in seeming danger, courage in adversity, comfort in sorrow, victory in every battle.

Step by step, through the study of their text–book in connection with the Bible, Christian Scientists are gaining this "mount of vision" where man's at–one–ment with God is revealed to consciousness; and as we come to realize what it means to live, move, and have our being in God, we do find the promises of guidance and protection fulfilled, and prove the truth of Jesus' words, "Nothing shall by any means hurt you."

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