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.

Mrs. Eddy writes on page 419 of Science and Health, "Meet every adverse circumstance as its master." So, whatever the circumstance may seem to be, whether delayed physical healing, unpleasant environment, adverse business conditions, or lack of opportunity, we must know that if we will rely on God we may prove ourselves to be masters of the situation. Omnipotence is more powerful than any circumstance, and we should carefully search our thinking to see that we are not mentally entertaining any belief in a power apart from God.

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May 26, 1928

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