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The word "spontaneity" inspires the thought of freedom, joy, unrestricted action. On page 597 in the Glossary of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy defines "wilderness" thus: "Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence."
The children of Israel, in their journey out of bondage in Egypt, went through a long wilderness experience of loneliness, doubt, and darkness before reaching the Promised Land of abundance, but they were inspired and encouraged by evidences of God's spontaneous power to nullify the claims of lack and hardship. The sea parted; manna fell from the sky; water flowed from the rock. Courage drawn from these evidences of care and protection led them on through the wilderness.
This experience is typical of that of every individual who sooner or later undertakes the journey out of bondage to the material sense of things into the land of freedom, where spiritual sense and spiritual law replace the false mortal sense with the indestructible facts of true being. Here man enjoys his birthright of dominion, joy, and abundance.
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BERTIE M. SMITH
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RADIO PROGRAM No. 266 - Putting Off Burdens of the Past
with contributions from Florence Adams McGill
What the Sunday School Has Meant to Me
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Arthur L. Aiken with contributions from Elizabeth Helen Aiken
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Ottis Mae Geddie Tiedeman
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Edith Marion Reid
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Bernard W. Crawford with contributions from Christine Crawford
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Signs of the Times
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