In the Old Testament it is recorded that after a period of mourning and fasting, Daniel came to the river Hiddekel, where, he said, "There came ... and touched me one like the appearance of a man, ... and said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong." He was previously bidden to "understand the words ... and stand upright." There can be no doubt whatever that in this intuitive experience the recognition of his spiritual manhood quickened and strengthened Daniel, banished his mental darkness, and made him divinely aware of God's love for man.

Can the same vision, the same strength, bless us to-day? Can we reach the spiritual heights symbolized by Hiddekel? We assuredly can, for Mrs. Eddy defines "Hiddekel" as "divine Science understood and acknowledged" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 588). In this understanding of real being, coupled with acknowledgment, or owning, lies the power of every demonstration in Christian Science.

The Sanctuary of Spirit
March 5, 1932

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