"Spiritual power divinely directed"

As the thinker sees the current turmoil in world events, he usually strives to understand the nature of the phenomena. The historian is educated to trace the pattern of mankind's progress from the beginnings of recorded time; the economist charts the cycles of feast and famine through the years; the military analyst studies wars and movements of aggression and tyranny; the agriculturalist and the meteorologist learn lessons from the natural phenomena of earlier periods.

What of the Christian Scientist? If he looks upon the present changing face of human events with bewilderment or apprehension, he is not taking advantage of the wealth of spiritual example left for him by others. Instead he may turn with joy to the record of spiritual development and read in the Bible of the mastery of evil beliefs by those great characters who learned of the omnipotence of the one God. Each experience of deliverance and healing became a source of enlightenment and inspiration to those who came at a later time and also desired to serve the Lord. David summed up their awesome acknowledgment of God when he sang, "Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all."  I Chron. 29:11;

November 26, 1966

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