The understanding that Christian Science operates as divine law shows us how to eradicate evil on the basis that it is lawless, hence provably nothing. As Science quickens our thought into purer, holier consciousness and we discern that being is spiritual, not material, we demonstrate man's unity with the Father-Mother God. We also become increasingly aware of divine protection, and fear of the violence of evil is stilled. Whatever the need, our help is here and now available through unwavering reliance on the ever-present law of God.

In a small town, a fire was discovered in the night. An earnest student of Christian Science owned several buildings in the threatened area. Before it was discovered, the fire had gained sufficient headway to endanger the surrounding properties, including those belonging to the student. The fire, which had started in a three-storied wooden structure, was raging furiously only five feet away from one of his buildings and was being driven toward it by a strong wind. It seemed impossible to save any of the buildings which were in the path of the flames.

The student called a Christian Science practitioner and turned without reservation to God, his heavenly Father, for help. Consecrated prayer was continued, and a firm stand was taken that God controls and governs all, that He is the only power, that fear and destructive forces are not of Him and are therefore powerless, lacking ability to destroy or consume.

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