"The tumult of the people"

In the sixty-fifth Psalm David extolled God as He who "stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people." And today, God, divine Love, must be acknowledged as the power which is able to quiet the tempestuous conditions in human experience—to still the tumult which fear, worry, hatred, envy, and jealousy seem to create in the thinking of mortals. Tumult, then, is not always external or even audible. It often is so obviously mental as to be seen to exist entirely within the individual human consciousness, though frequently superinduced by conditions which appear to be outside of oneself.

Jesus said with reference to the second coming of the Christ, that its coming would be attended by "distress of nations, with perplexity," and by "men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth." Doubtless the Master foresaw that there would be tremendous upheavals in human consciousness before the spiritual idea of God, which he taught, would be generally accepted as true and demonstrable.

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