Lesson from a Jewel

Isaiah speaks of the beauty of him "that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" Then should not we as present witnesses of God's power be glad to bring forward from our storehouse of experience anything at this time of the world's sore need, be the experience great or small, which will show indeed the truth of the fact that God reigns? Does not Mrs. Eddy encourage us to set forth our offerings when she says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 234), "Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love—be it song, sermon, or Science—blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ's table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty." Now, even as in the recent days of anxious yearning for a message from absent loved ones, the least drop of comfort may come with healing balm for some watching heart.

One of the most characteristic features of the human mind is its insistent demand to see with material eyes before it can believe. To wait trustingly, calmly, and confidently is almost beyond its ability; the spiritual senses alone can enable one to do that. Yet, perhaps, out in the great world beyond sight or sound of waiting ones at home, a safe refuge may enfold the absent one. Even in the midst of the riot of destruction which clamors loudly of its power, a safety beyond all we could picture may have been provided.

An incident which came under the writer's observation symbolizes the marvelous care of our heavenly Father for the least of His ideas, and is offered as a crumb of comfort to those who wait for news or sight of their loved ones. The circumstance may seem insignigicant, but so perfectly and beautifully does it illustrate God's unfailing care for the least of His creation, that hope springs up triumphant when we compare it with what we have a right to except in relation to His ideas which consciously reflect the creative Mind.

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February 8, 1919

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