As a vessel was coming into port on a very windy day, hundreds of seagulls on the piers presented a picture of undisturbed quietness. There they stood, like an army at attention. They were facing the wind, and there was not a ruffled feather. The number kept increasing; and as each bird alighted, it immediately assumed a similar attitude, obedient to the same instinct. The uniformity of action in the facing of the difficulty resulted in smoothing instead of ruffling the feathers of the entire flock. This attitude of undisturbed calm in the midst of the windstorm seemed to voice the assuring words of James Flint: "My Keeper is Omnipotence. My Ruler ruleth all."

In order to reach a calm port amid the storms of sense testimony, a right mental attitude is essential. Uneasiness, agitated feelings, worry about others or about the future, are some of the unnumbered perplexing thoughts that tempt mortals to turn hither and thither in search of human sympathy, and to forget that all the time their Ruler, God, is ruling harmoniously. At such a time one needs to stand, face the wind, and let it blow the mists of wrong thinking away, so that upon him may descend the peace of the dove. By changing his mental attitude, by Godward thinking, he is enabled to realize the truth of the lines:

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A Glimpse of Truth
July 17, 1926

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