"The power of God brings deliverance to the captive. No power can withstand divine Love." With supreme confidence in God's almighty power to deliver from all evil, our dear Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, penned these dynamic words on page 224 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." And on a memorable occasion this same divine power delivered the writer from storm and tempest. A heavy gale had been blowing across the English Channel all night. As travelers journeying to England stepped over the gangway of their ship at the French port there seemed no possibility of the heavy seas abating. As soon as the ship left the harbor she lurched and tossed heavily. At first there was considerable merriment on board as people struggled to stand upright and walk. Then, as the ship plunged onward, a deep hush of fear fell over her.

To a student of Christian Science who longed to prove the power of God, ever-present divine Mind, to still the raging waters, came the comforting example of Christ Jesus when he and his disciples were in jeopardy because of the angry waters of the Galilean sea. He commanded, "Peace, be still," and we read, "The wind ceased, and there was a great calm" (Mark 4:39). Gratefully the student recalled that no storm, however severe, could withstand the Master's exalted recognition of his God-given dominion.

May 2, 1953

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