Keep Not Silent

"HOW beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!" If every silent song of rejoicing that issues continually from the grateful hearts of those who have felt the touch of Truth in Christian Science should be transferred to paper, it would be difficult to find books enough to contain them. Personal sense objects to testimony, either oral or written, wherein the glory is ascribed to God. It puts forth many arguments to delay and hinder the public acknowledgment of the good that has come to us in the privacy of daily living.

One earnest student was deterred for a time from giving expression to her deep and sincere gratitude for what Christian Science had done for her from a sense of timidity and depreciation of her ability. When, however, she learned that not all of the thousands of testimonies and other articles which appear in the Journal and Sentinel have been written in a leisure moment, rapidly typed by deft fingers, and tossed into the mail box, she gained courage to make an attempt. With her thought thus turned, she found the ideas coming and the article growing—"line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little"—till finally, after careful revision, it took on a proper form and was sent out to perform its mission.

One whose work has been associated with the progress of Christian Science has been brought into close contact with the character and characteristics of that which constitutes the nobility of the kingdom. She has seen rich blessings bestowed on one as her divine right, because she proved herself to be the daughter of the King by being obedient to His commands. Wisdom and intelligent direction have been given another that he might show to narrow-visioned rebelliousness the great value accruing to him who honors the crown. The usurper, hatred, after holding sway in a household for twenty years, and setting the members thereof at variance one with another, has been deposed by the gentle decree of Love; and many times have been seen dauntless courage and unswerving fidelity to the trust reposed in them, manifested by the ambassadors of the Prince of Peace. Agitation and uncertainty give way to quietness and confidence when there is willingness to trust the government of the individual and nation absolutely to the power of the infinite One, of whom Mrs. Eddy speaks in Miscellany (p. 152), as "the divine Principle of good, that we call God." When one has witnessed these proofs of "God with us," the cynical remark that Christian Scientists tell only of their successes, may bring the reply, "Yes, and the half has not yet been told."

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Peace and Uplift
November 1, 1922

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