"My rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer"

Today increasing numbers are awakening to the fact that no material place offers absolute security in times of stress. To human sense this fact may seem terrifying. Therefore how comforting is this message of Christ Jesus: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh"! This looking up reveals to individual human consciousness the true abiding place wherein the real man constantly dwells in calm security, untouched by mortal sense.

Students of Christian Science, accepting the Bible as a never-failing source of help, find within its pages not only comfort, but the much-needed practical aids for daily spiritual guidance. A study of the words of the Psalmist unfolds the true concept of man's spiritual home, the consciousness of ever-present Love. He who could sing triumphantly, "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer," must have had stabilizing proofs of God's protective care, as, for example, in the youthful David's encounter with the beasts, his combat with the giant Goliath, his repeated victories and deliverances from the armies of Saul. Do not these deliverances bear witness to the unfailing power of spiritual reliance?

Spiritual reliance is an awakening to the fact that man's spiritual home has always existed and will forever remain intact, secure, and that only through the spiritual understanding of this home is to be found the permanent and adequate security for which the world is seeking today.

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"This is the day"
August 8, 1942

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