Angels Bring Release

Although they were in prison, bound in stocks, and conditions seemed very dark indeed, "at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God." The faith and spiritual understanding which the disciples expressed in their singing of praises to God were externalized in their remarkable deliverance when, as we read, "suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed."

Is it any wonder that their bands were loosed and the doors opened? Referring to the angels of God's presence, Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 512), "Their individual forms we know not, but we do know that their natures are allied to God's nature; and spiritual blessings, thus typified, are the externalized, yet subjective, states of faith and spiritual understanding."

December 14, 1935

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