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Out of the Wilderness
Surely there are many who at some point in their experience feel defeated, frustrated, alone. They may not be as utterly downcast as was once that stalwart sentinel of God, Elijah. But they may take heart from the account of his flight Jezebel's wrath into the wilderness of Sinai.
Elijah's deepest discouragement had followed close on the heels of his greatest triumph. But now as he slept despairingly, an angel touched him and bade him eat. Twice he found bread prepared and water, and after partaking of them, traveled to "Horeb the mount of God." I Kings 19:8; There he discerned the great truth that God, the all-powerful, was not in the destructive and devouring elements. Then came the still small voice which informed, instructed, comforted, and enabled him to return and anoint Jehu king over Israel.
The word "wilderness" appears frequently in the Bible and denoted an uninhabited area, often desert. Mrs. Eddy gives the following definition of "wilderness" in the Glossary of Science and Health: "Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence." Science and Health, p. 597;
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"Where no fear was"
JEAN M. SNYDER
Out of the Wilderness
JAMAE WOLFRAM RICHARDSON
"Know the truth"
JOHN OGILVIE HORNE
The Treasure and the Thieves
We Are Never Alone
DORA J. HORTON
"It isn't there at all!"
ELEANOR SHIPMAN MINER
Starting from a Right Premise
ELIZABETH BICE LUERSSEN
"A released sense of Life in God"
Alan A. Aylwin
Christ Destroys Animal Magnetism
William Milford Correll
Christian Science has brought blessings to my family for three...
Joan Lindsay with contributions from Leon W. Lindsay
My parents, though not Christian Scientists, enrolled me in the...
Helen Seeley McGaffey
Christian Science was brought into my life as the result of deep...
Betty Willoughby Wiley
Some years ago my husband and I were living on an island where...
Winifred E. Dunt
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Ben Moreell, E. Lincoln Minshull