The Islands of the Sea

The eternal facts of being which Christian Science has brought to light are being permanently established in human consciousness today. Spiritual truth, which has been demonstrated in the overcoming of sin and disease, affords a firm foundation upon which to stand and to build. When spiritual facts have been proved in one's experience, metaphorically speaking an island has risen up in the sea of material sense, the waters of mortal mind have receded, and the dry land has appeared.

In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 507), "In metaphor, the dry land illustrates the absolute formations instituted by Mind." Demonstration of fundamental verities or "absolute formations" gives proof of their presence and availability. Once a fact has been proved, nothing can overthrow it. It has been made our own. No longer is it merely a beautiful theory, too transcendental for use; it is an established fact through time and eternity, to be proved, tested, and demonstrated.

How imperative it is to prove the inspired thoughts which come to us in silent prayer! Unless these thoughts are established by demonstration, the blessings they offer are not appropriated, and may through neglect and disuse be temporarily confiscated.

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"The words of my mouth"
July 20, 1940

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