"And there was a great calm"

How often in the student's progress in Christian Science, in the midst of turmoil, comes the need for proving the truth as did the Master when he stilled the storm: "And there was a great calm"! How often from the sick, the sinning, the heart-weary, or the unemployed comes the pitiful human cry which preceded that great calm, "Lord, save us: we perish"!

In this wonderful narrative we have full proof of the power of divine Love to still the raging tempest. Apparently seeking peace and rest, Jesus had retired to a ship, and leaving his disciples to guide it to the other side of the lake, he fell asleep. Presently the wind swept the lake and a storm arose, and "the ship was covered with the waves;" but the Master quietly rested. The raging elements could not disturb his peace.

Quickly the disciples awoke him. In their terror they had only one thought—"We perish"! But in their fear they immediately turned to the one whom they had learned to love and trust. Their fear indeed was great; but love is greater, infinitely greater, than fear. Their human cry brought instant response. Quietly the Master rebuked the fear. Despite the raging tempest, through his knowledge of ever-present Life his thought was dwelling in "the secret place of the most High." Instantly the elements were stilled, and "there was a great calm." The disciples, whose thoughts were turned from fear to faith, from matter to Spirit, from fear of death to Life, witnessed error's immediate subjection before the power of omnipotent Mind.

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Greater than Circumstances
May 11, 1935

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