It is recorded that after Jesus had stilled the tempest immediately "there was a great calm."

"Peace, be still," to every form of fear and strife, is the Christ decree. It is the law of dominion to everything that claims lawlessness, violence, uncontrol. It is the spiritual fact made manifest that in the realm of Mind there is no resistance, no opposition, no unrest. In conscious oneness of being, continuously expressing itself, are ordered tranquillity and perfect co-ordination. Here every thought and action is obedient to one impulse, one mandate, one purpose. Neither fear nor uncertainty enters in. On pages 19 and 20 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Christ walketh over the wave; on the ocean of events, mounting the billow or going down into the deep, the voice of him who stilled the tempest saith, 'It is I; be not afraid.'" Men find calmness, they experience the "Peace, be still" to every presentation of evil, to every suggestion of fear, to every form of rebellion, when the "It is I" of the Christ is heard and welcomed.

The action of human will is not alone the desire and determination wherever possible to have one's own way. It is the belief that human will can be so organized in force and skill by mental and physical means as to control, to preserve or annihilate, the lives and character of men and nations. The storm upon the water was as much a manifestation of mortality's claim to be able to interfere with the harmonious universe of Spirit as was the attempt to destroy the life of Jesus on the cross. In this and every instance, his understanding of spiritual law nullified these boasted prerogatives.

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Among the Churches
June 27, 1942

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