GOD'S PRESENCE

"My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest" (Ex. 33:14) was the assurance from God to Moses when He instructed him to bring the children of Israel through the wilderness. This assurance from God has come through the ages to those who trust in Him. They have found that the presence of God gives not only rest but just what the one conscious of it needs. Many people, indeed, unconsciously misquote the passage from Exodus by saying, "I will give thee peace," because peace is what they most need. They are right: His presence will give them peace. What peace is there like knowing that the Father is with us; that Love is with us? It is the peace which Jesus had, and he said (John 14:27), "My peace I give unto you."

God's presence gives power. Mary Baker Eddy in her poem "The Mother's Evening Prayer" links presence and power. She writes (Poems, p. 4),

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