The Bible is full of inspiring and comforting statements of the availability of divine protection. One of these, declaring emphatically that "the Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea" (Ps. 93:4), has been proved in the experience of men and women down through the centuries. In the New Testament we are told that Jesus "arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm" (Matt. 8:26).

Over a hundred years ago the Christlike prayers of a young New England woman were answered in a similar manner during a storm at sea. The incident is given in the authorized biography "Mary Baker Eddy: A Life Size Portrait" by Lyman P. Powell (p. 73). In December, 1843, a sailing vessel left Boston Harbor for a southern port. During the voyage a violent storm arose, and the captain became alarmed. Among the passengers was Mary Baker Glover, then on her honeymoon with George W. Glover. She and her husband knelt in prayer in their cabin and asked God to save them. Proof that their prayer was effective came when shortly thereafter the wind ceased and the ship and passengers were brought safely to their destination. In later years Mrs. Glover became Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Have not Christian Scientists constant cause to rejoice over the operation of the divine law which protected our Leader in this early stage of her experience?

April 10, 1954

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