"When thou passest through the waters"

ARE we discouraged? Have we toiled all night and caught nothing? Do our efforts seem in vain? Do our prayers seem unanswered? In short, does everything seem dark and forlorn and barren? Let us kneel again in holy communion with our ever present Father-Mother Love, and touch the hem of the Christ-garment. Let us turn with humility and childlike faith from the troubles, the heartaches, and the pains of material sense and abide in the harmonious realm of spiritual reality. With infinite precision God, divine Mind, is governing each of His children in divine Science. Surely, then, we can implicitly trust His constant care, and abide in His promise as expressed by Isaiah: "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

Despite the disturbing and alarming appearance of the experiences of mortal existence, we are learning that they are but illusions from which we must awaken to a clearer sense of reality. Has not the solution of past problems by Christian Science illumined our faith, increased our understanding, and caused the claims of evil to be less alarming? And is not the same power of God with us today, enabling us to handle the serpent or error that may seem to be attacking us anew? After successfully handling the various claims of evil thrust upon him, Paul could convincingly exclaim, "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

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