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God provides everlasting protection from the seeming floods of evil
"THE BOW OF PROMISE"
The using of Mary Baker Eddy's poems as hymns has brought them to the attention of Christian Science congregations in the widest possible manner. Love for them grows as their spiritual meaning unfolds in thought, and innumerable healings result from the truths they express. Particular truths touch the thought at different times, bringing enlightenment, comfort, and healing to meet the need of the moment. No matter how familiar the words may be, new glimpses of their deep significance keep coming to one.
One sultry Wednesday late in September, a day in which there had been extremes in temperature with frequent storms, a Christian Scientist felt impelled to go to the window of her apartment over looking Lake Michigan. There she saw a striking phenomenon. The lake was completely hidden by clouds, extremely black ones to the north. To the south they were somewhat lighter and were spanned with a brilliant rainbow, wider and more vivid than she had ever seen before. Immediately a phrase from Mrs. Eddy's poem "Love," which she had often sung as a hymn, came to her thought, and she joyously exclaimed, " 'A bow of promise on the cloud.'" More of the poem followed (Poems, p. 7):
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BESSIE MAY TEOREY
LOVE'S OWN NOW
Iris V. Zea
RIGHT REASONING AND SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE
ALEXANDER N. REISSNER
"THE BOW OF PROMISE"
FAITH HOLMES HYERS
"WHOM SHOULD I SERVE?"
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE REVEALS MAN'S REAL IDENTITY
LEARNING HOW TO GET RID OF ERROR
JEANETTE F. SUTTON
Dorothy M. Kiddoo
Helen Wood Bauman
OUR IMPERSONAL PASTOR AND THE LESSON-SERMON
Robert Ellis Key
Heart trouble yields rapidly to the truth
Harmonious childbirth under difficult conditions
Mary Isabel Talbot
Instantaneous healing through reading textbook
Harriet E. Kincaid
Living quarters found during peak of shortage
Jacqueline May Sjoquist
Car sickness, considered hereditary, healed by reading
Grace M. Sturhahn with contributions from George A. H. Sturhahn
Protection received during service in two wars
Robert H. Place
Sprained ankle yields instantaneously to Truth
Carrie W. Southworth Cronkhite
Deep despondency lifts on first visit to church
Ethel Reed Menns
Severe backache leaves; hay fever destroyed
Signs of the Times
with contributions from J. McCleery, Lloyd C. Nichols, Gustaf Ankar, The Bishop of Southwell