On the quotation page at the beginning of the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, is the well-known saying of our Master, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." To make known the truth has been the animating, compelling, and governing motive of every reformer who has gained even a small understanding of "the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!"

Thus we find Moses, while occupied in tending the flocks of Jethro, grieving over the false conditions under which his brethren were laboring, and wondering how they could be delivered from such bondage. To his waiting thought came the revelation of the omnipotence of God. "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." With a people so sunken in beliefs of bondage and misery as were the children of Israel at that period, the thought of deliverance could, apparently, only be apprehended slowly. Little by little, however, they learned from Moses of the falsity of error and its cruel bondage, and of the emancipation which must necessarily follow a better understanding of God, the great "I AM."

Moses did not falter, for the "I AM" was real to him. Even after the departure from Egypt, when confronted by the Red Sea, pursued by the Egyptian armies, and threatened with the rebellion of those whom he was striving to lead to safety, the Hebrew leader held firmly to the promise that God's presence was sufficient. NO material conditions could stand before such an understanding. This was evidenced in the words of the song of triumph which Moses and the children of Israel subsequently sang whole-heartedly: "The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God."

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"In the secret place of the most High"
January 26, 1929

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