Spiritual Understanding

Very recently it was necessary for me to go from one town to another at quite an early hour. Awakening in the morning I saw that a heavy fog had descended during the night, and I knew that it would be very dense on the bay. After leaving the train and going on board the ferryboat, I went to the front of the boat downstairs. The foghorns were blowing at regular intervals, whistles of other vessels were sounding, and lights were faintly gleaming. Two deck hands, one on the right and one on the left, were watching for other boats, and calling out the results of their observations to the man at the wheel. As I heard the dire predictions of mortal mind being expressed, and sensed the contagion of fear around me, deep gratitude came over me for the spiritual understanding gained through Mrs. Eddy's teachings, which enabled me to rise above all fear.

Looking out upon the dense fog I realized that there were no collisions in the divine Mind; that God governs the universe, including man; that divine intelligence was reflected at the helm, in caution, alertness, and unerring direction. I saw, too, that the light of ever present Love was penetrating the mists and fogs of materiality, illumining the way and guiding humanity to a safe haven. Just then I heard some one remark, "Isn't it strange that such a strong wind should have come up so suddenly," and I realized that the wind was blowing the fog away sufficiently for us to continue on our way and to see quite clearly within a wide radius, showing us the other vessels about us. I next observed that the fear and gloom which had surrounded us had been blown away as the fog was driven off, and the passengers were laughing gayly. We made a perfect landing just two minutes later than the ordinary schedule time; so instead of this being a harrowing experience, as it would have been before I was a student of Christian Science, it was for me another milestone of progress through the knowledge of Christ, Truth.

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September 21, 1918

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