Ever Present Good

Early one morning a student of Christian Science stood high on a mountain side, enjoying the clear, pure air and the grandeur of the view. All about her the mountains, some covered with green forests, some all rugged and bare, lifted their noble peaks heavenward. Gazing upon them, the reassuring words of the Psalmist came to her: "They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever."

Down below, where the student well knew there lay a beautiful valley, could now be seen only a dense sea of gray fog; but this appearance gave her no anxious thought, for she also well knew that the sun, now appearing over the mountain top, would dissipate the fog and reveal the valley in all its richness and beauty. As she quietly watched, there appeared islands of green that soon grew into vine-clad hills; then came the fertile fields, the rippling rills, and the peaceful dwellings of the now fully revealed landscape.

As the student gazed upon this wonderful pageantry of nature, she recalled the words from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 205) by our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy: "Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God Only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea,—the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil." With grateful heart she more fully realized that God is indeed, omnipresent; that our eternal inheritance of good lies before us now; that if it seems hidden from our sight, we can know that it is only the fog, or mist, of mortal thought that obscures, in belief, the truth; and that as the divine light of Truth and Love rises higher and yet higher in human consciousness, this fog, however dense it may appear to be, will be dispersed, revealing to us here and now more and more of good, until the last thin vapor shall melt away into its native nothingness. Then there will be fully revealed to us the things of which Paul wrote to the Corinthians: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

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