Israel Triumphant

Reading in Exodus of the deliverance of the children of Israel from the pursuing Egyptians, one must needs rejoice over this glimpse of the power and presence of God in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties. And how encouraging it is for the Israelites of to-day, that the one who has started his pilgrimage from material sense to the promised land of Spirit may know, as Mrs. Eddy says in the Glossary of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 591), that the miracle is "divinely natural, but must be learned humanly." So, in times of seeming stress or difficulty, the miracle, that which is "divinely natural," may be confidently expected, provided always the traveler is going forward spiritually.

Before the children of Israel reached the Red Sea, we read that "the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward." And forward they went, leaving behind the miserable servitude. How many times does the Christian Scientist echo these words of Peter: "Lord, to whom shall we go?" Indeed, for those who have been lifted from the bondage of pain, sickness, poverty, or unhappiness in various forms through the loving help given in Christian Science, there is no looking backward, but only the earnest desire to go forward through whatever Red Sea experience, on to the promised land of fuller realization.

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