Wilderness Experiences

Much of the region surrounding the holy land was a dry, barren wilderness or desert. Into this wilderness the persecuted were wont to flee in fear, and there wander in loneliness and doubt in search of refuge. This physical region, a seemingly pathless waste, was typical of the mental state of the wanderer.

At times the Christian Scientist wanders in a like wilderness of doubt and fear. There he struggles with the testimony of the material senses. How gratefully at such times he may seek guidance from the Biblical accounts of the early followers of God! Moses, in terror of human law, fled into the wilderness following his impetuous slaying of the Egyptian. There, through many years of patient labor under Jethro, the priest of Midian, he learned to turn from matter to Spirit. Then he was able to hear the voice of God from the burning bush.

"Mark the perfect man"
August 28, 1926

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