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["Chapel of the Air" talk over Mutual Broadcasting System, by John A. Meeker, October 25, 1942. Subject: "A Triumphant Peace."]
A Christian Science period in the "Chapel of the Air" series was conducted from Station WOR in New York City and heard from the Mutual Broadcasting System network on Sunday, October 25, 1942, at 11.35 a.m., Eastern War Time. The program was conducted by John A. Meeker, a former First Reader in a Christian Science church, and was presented under the auspices of the Committee on Publication for the State of New York with the approval of The Christian Science Board of Directors. During the program, Hymns Nos. 2, 99, and 359 in the Christian Science Hymnal were sung by a quartet. The address read by Mr. Meeker was substantially as follows:
In these days of war and turmoil, when the forces of cruelty and destruction are rampant throughout the world, multitudes oppressed by brutality and fear are seeking safety, protection, and peace of mind. Bewildered, they find themselves engulfed in a world conflict, with disaster suddenly come upon them. As never before they seek a higher power which promises to meet their daily needs and to bring security and stability to the people of all nations.
The Psalmist gave to the world the immortal lines known as the twenty-third Psalm, which have brought hope, confidence, and peace to countless thousands. This Psalm, expressing fearlessness and calm assurance, was the fruit of spiritual alertness and consecration to good. Through his experience gained while watching his flocks on the Syrian hills, David became acquainted with God and His protecting care. "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." How often in the midst of storm and strife have these beautiful and imperishable lines of the "shepherd king" brought assurance of security and protection! These words never grow old, for they are based on eternal Truth: they bring to us the certainty of divine protection and of God's loving power and care.
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