Testing Times

In the Sentinel of Dec. 20, 1913, there appeared a testimony given by a survivor of the "Titanic" disaster, the reading of which determined me to tell of a similar experience in which divine Love was proved a sure deliverer. The mental processes of the writer of that testimony and myself seemed very much alike, and this to me is fresh proof of the existence of the one Mind.

The experience to which I refer was the passing through the flood of March, 1913, at Dayton, Ohio. The verdict of sense-testimony was that we were surrounded by fourteen feet of surging water, with imprisoned, frightened humanity, drowning animals, wrecked buildings, and fires in all directions, and that there was little chance of escape. We were in this condition from Tuesday until Friday, when we were taken out in boats. Through those terrible days and nights, primitive mortal man was revealed, while habits of civilization fell away like unnecessary and useless garments. Thus mortals stood, crude, naked, stripped of their boasted strength, and one primal cry went up for preservation. Instinctively all turned to a God,—professed believer and unbeliever, black and white, Jew and Gentile, their cry was the same,—"God save us."

"They have taken away my Lord"
February 6, 1915

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