Walking by Faith

One winter night a young student of Christian Science found it necessary to set out through a dense fog to the railway station, which was more than a mile distant over unmade roads. In clear weather the station lights were visible all the latter part of the journey, but on this occasion nothing, more than a yard ahead, could be seen.

The student knew that she was on the right road, however, and that therefore she would safely reach her destination, which she felt must now be quite close at hand, although there was no evidence of that fact. A few yards farther on, the light suddenly pierced the density; and the student, upon reaching the station, was astonished to find that it was radiantly lighted, and that no trace of fog was visible, although just a few moments before the fog had seemed so dense as to appear impenetrable.

On page 30 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy tells us that "the mist of materialism will vanish as we approach spirituality, the realm of reality." Sometimes on our road Spiritward we are beset with doubt whether we shall ever reach our goal. We may be unable to see more than a few steps ahead through the dense fog of error that beclouds our vision, and we are alarmed because the expected landmarks do not appear, and discouraged because the end is not even in sight. Yet we know the road that we are traveling, the road our Master trod, the same road which was so carefully charted by our dear Leader; and, should we doubt that we are following the right direction, we can reassure ourselves by turning to the Bible and her writings, which all point unmistakably and persistently to the light.

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