Spiritual Law Supreme

At the intersection of busy streets in a metropolis, it is often interesting to note the behavior of pedestrians. Some hesitate a good deal before crossing; some advance haltingly, glancing timidly from right to left; some start hurriedly, catch a glimpse of approaching motor cars, and turn back; some go forward cautiously to the center of the street, and then run for the opposite curb; some, seemingly absorbed in thought, heedlessly attempt to cross at the wrong moment. A majority, however, advance leisurely and with assurance, making the crossing with dignity and in safety.

Upon observation, it will be noted that all except the last class are generally watching the oncoming traffic, while those in the last class keep their gaze fixed on the traffic signal. While it may appear that the approaching motors cannot possibly be checked in time, there is the signal, representing the law of the city and of the state. It spells safety; and the pedestrian may step out with confidence, whatever the traffic may seem to be doing. On the one side, very apparent to the shrinking senses, appears imminent danger; on the other, there is the silent potency of the invisible power which men call law.

The Lesson-Sermon
October 30, 1926

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