Circumstances

In Exodus we read, "And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward." How many times in our experiences do we forget, as did the children of Israel, that God's work is done, and that what we need to do is to go forward and prove the fact!

The children of Israel seemed to be hemmed in on every side: to human sense there was no way out. But Moses never doubted that the God whom he served would deliver them. And before this clear understanding, we are told that the sea rolled back. Mary Baker Eddy speaks of the "Red Sea," on page 566 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as "the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear." It is interesting to note that the children of Israel went through the midst of the sea on dry land; "and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left." Through this experience Moses proved that men are not the victims but the masters of circumstances, when they trust and obey God.

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