"NOT IN THE WIND"

In I Kings we read of the prophet Elijah's experience on Mount Horeb after he had been commanded to "go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord" (19:11). The account continues with the following words: "And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy has an illuminating correlative to this Biblical passage. On page 293 she states: "There is no vapid fury of mortal mind—expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity—and this so-called mind is self-destroyed. The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit divine justice, are called in the Scriptures, 'The anger of the Lord.' In reality, they show the self-destruction of error or matter and point to matter's opposite, the strength and permanency of Spirit. Christian Science brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony, the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil."

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