The Glory of the Lord

On page 566 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we read, "As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, ... so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul." We are indebted to the revered Leader of the Christian Science movement for this beautiful similitude between the story of the journeyings of the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land and the mental journey we all must make from the darkness of material beliefs to the light of spiritual understanding.

The story of the triumphant journey through the Red Sea is vividly narrated in the fourteenth chapter of Exodus; and the protective nature of the divine guidance is described in the nineteenth verse, which says, "And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them." It is to be noted that in this difficult situation, with the pursuing Egyptians behind them and the Red Sea before them, the Israelites were commanded by God to "go forward."

Magnifying Good
February 20, 1932

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