God Does Guide

[Written Especially for Young People]

One summer evening, a student of Christian Science gratefully accepted the invitation of some friends to ride home from a suburb in the rumble seat of their car. On the way, the passenger was amused and interested in watching the medley of reflections in the rear window of the car. The lights and shadowy forms of the cars behind, as well as of those coming in front and from side streets, seemed to mingle in alarming confusion. Continually there was the appearance of present or impending disaster, and occasionally the student felt startled at the seeming impossibility of guiding a car safely through such chaos.

Then she would laughingly remind herself that what she saw was not the truth of the situation, and that the thoroughly competent driver in the front seat, who had a correct view of the road, was unaware of the illusory jumble which appeared to the passenger in the seat behind. When the group reached home the remark was made that, although the traffic had been heavy, there had been no danger or disorder at any time.

This little incident furnished the student with a lesson applicable to her own affairs, and perhaps to those of others as well. If we are seeing as real the illusory pictures constantly placed before us by the evidence of the physical senses, and are allowing ourselves to be influenced by the false fears of mortal mind, we may sometimes see what appear to be hopeless disorder, unsolvable problems, or immanent catastrophe.

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Teach Me to Love
October 19, 1935

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