Truth is universal and eternal. Whatever is true in one place is true everywhere. That which is true at one time is true at all times. During Christ Jesus' brief ministry the blessings of his healing work often reached out and embraced many individuals other than those immediately concerned. The Master established as law that whatever is true for one is true for all.

The Master taught by parable and similitude, and many of his life experiences were living parables. A particularly beautiful illustration is found in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Mark. After setting forth to the multitudes gathered by the seaside the parable of the sower and expounding its meaning to his disciples, Jesus entered into a ship with them. And we are told in verse 36, "There were also with him other little ships."

As the ship was passing over to the other side of the lake, a great storm which arose and beat upon the ship was instantly subdued by the Master's authoritative command (verse 39), "Peace, be still." The authority of the Christ is illustrated in that simple but powerful command that the storm cease, for "there was a great calm," and all the ships were saved.

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