"A deep-settled calm"

On one occasion Christ Jesus and some of his disciples set out to cross the Sea of Galilee in a small boat. The Master, we are told, was asleep when a severe storm whipped up the sea to a point where his followers cried out to him in fear for their lives. Jesus, ever cognizant of the power of God, rose up, and we read in Matthew's Gospel (8:26), "rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm."

Even as Jesus in that situation demonstrated the power and harmony of God, so Christian Science presents the process by which we today may quell mortal storms that rock our lives. Mary Baker Eddy declares (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 60), "Christian Science saith to the wave and storm, 'Be still," and there is a great calm."

What is the Principle which controls wind and wave? How does Christian Science utilize the power of God today? To demonstrate Science, one must understand that there is only one supreme and governing authority— God, Life, Truth, and Love. Since God is omnipotent, He does not share His authority with any other supposed entity. God includes all power, and this power is beyond any possibility of human comparison.

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