"Stand upright"

In the tenth chapter of the book of Daniel we read of the vision which came to him beside the river Hiddekel, the spiritual meaning of which Mary Baker Eddy has given us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 588) as, "Divine Science understood and acknowledged."

"Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen," the account reads, "and his eyes as lamps of fire, ... and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude." We cannot doubt that there came to Daniel at this moment a vision of the Christ, Truth, for which he had been preparing himself by steadfast denial of the enslavement of the physical senses, even from his youth. This spiritual vision came to the prophet with such brilliant illumination that it over-whelmed him and he fell to the ground. In strong and tender words this "certain man" raised him up, telling him to "stand upright," or, as translated in the Revised Version of the Bible, to "stand upon thy standing."

Keeping Spiritually Refreshed
January 9, 1943

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