Going Up Mountains

The mountains were a subject of mystery to a little girl who lived in the plains of the United States,—so many of the interesting experiences told in the Bible took place upon the mountain top, and Jesus so often went, to a mountain alone to pray. She had a great desire to see them and go to the top of one herself, thinking perhaps God would come and talk to her there. When the little girl reached young womanhood Christian Science came into her life and she learned to read the Bible in a more practical, understandable way; but it was not until she had for a number of years been familiar with the sight of the mountains and had spent some time among them and gone back to the plains, that a truer realization of the metaphysical meaning of mountains came to her.

One summer she went up into the heart of the Rockies while working to destroy a discordant belief that had seemed real, fearful, and tenacious. The mountains brought a renewed sense of gratitude and thankfulness to the ever present Father-Mother God. As she looked out of her window at the great peaks early each morning these words from the one hundred and twenty-first psalm sang in her heart: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." It seemed as if in the mountains one naturally thought of God most of the time, and she felt like a little child, glad to hold His hand and let Him lead her. The problems that had seemed difficult and confusing were now far off in the past and had lost all seeming power to disturb. A great joy, together with mental and physical freedom, came to her.

The Ever Active Mind
May 31, 1919

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