Continuance in Well-Doing

Along the banks of the beautiful Dix River, in Kentucky, a feat of mechanical engineering has been going on which has given at least one student of Christian Science much food for thought. At a certain point between two sheer cliffs a gigantic dam has been built, of such proportions that the power generated is available for commercial purposes not only in Kentucky but in adjoining states as well.

At the end of two years after the work was begun, this dam was still in process of construction, and the end was not yet in sight. Mammoth steam shovels still grasped innumerable tons of rock and gravel, to be loaded into cars and dumped into the bed of the river against the great wall of concrete which already reached from shore to shore. As one looked down upon the work from above, and saw the builders moving in all directions like tireless ants; as one noted the interminable intricate network of tracks with their ceaseless trains coming and going, and realized how much, after two years of unremitting work, yet remained to be done, a sense of the magnitude of the undertaking so bore in upon him that the thought was often expressed, "What a terribly slow process it all is!"

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