Faith Brings Serenity

"Serenity" is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. It calls to mind many evidences in nature and in the human character which give one the sense of the calm and peace that the word implies. It is seen in the still water of a lake in the moonlight, the morning star shining bright in a dark sky just before the dawn, the quiet that comes after a storm, and the light in the eyes of one who is at peace within.

To a student of Christian Science, serenity has special significance. It comes to those who, even in the midst of distressing mental or physical trials, learn to have absolute faith in God. This serenity was expressed by Christ Jesus, who was so certain of man's life in God that he could raise the dead or still a storm at sea.

Mrs. Eddy, who in her earlier years suffered illness and many disappointments, maintained a serene faith in God which led her through years of searching the Scripture to her discovery of the reason for her faith and hope and her own remarkable experiences of healing herself and others. She writes in Science and Health (p. 306), "Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses, Science, still enthroned, is unfolding to mortals the immutable, harmonious, divine Principle,—is unfolding Life and the universe, ever present and eternal."

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Angels Are Everywhere
October 9, 1965

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