A Flood Tide of Love

"THE way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love," Mrs. Eddy tells us on page 201 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The truth of this statement has been proved by countless numbers of human beings, but one of the first to establish it by evidence was Noah. "Noah," we are told in the sixth chapter of Genesis, "was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God." He knew, therefore, of the flood which was to come to destroy evil,—in fact was expecting it. He knew equally well, however, that only good could come from God, and so he prepared himself to receive it. When angels, God's thoughts, came to him in ever increasing clearness, he was ready to receive them, until his whole consciousness and that of his family was flooded with good.

"God is no respecter of persons," however, and so the glad tidings were brought to all the people; but they closed their ears to the message of Truth and hid behind a wall of material beliefs and pleasures. Increasing efforts on the part of Noah to share this abundant supply of good only increased the opposition; but the "flood-tides of Love" kept on working, until at last the walls broke down. The houses built upon sand collapsed under the abundance of Truth, destroying much materiality. On and on swept the truth, cleaning out each nook and corner and demonstrating the nothingness of an opposite, until only good remained to the consciousness of Noah. Then Noah realized that, as later on the psalmist said, "the Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever."

"Lord, teach us to pray"
October 25, 1919

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