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Rest and Serenity
In a world of wars, strikes, and general discontent, multitudes are yearning for peace and rest. Some people are convinced that these may be secured by the accumulation of material possessions, while others long to escape to a place of seclusion where they may live in selfish ease and apathy.
The perfect example of true rest and serenity is the life of Christ Jesus, the most active, wide-awake man who ever walked the earth. For recuperation he relied more on prayer and spiritual refreshment than on hours of sleep and oblivion. Nevertheless, so aware was he of the ever-present peace and protection of his heavenly Father that he could find normal sleep even when he was in a ship that was in grave danger of capsizing in a storm. From this unsurpassed example of fearlessness and tranquillity came the remedy for true rest in his immortal words, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28;
To what are we invited to come and find rest? Not to the human Jesus, who is no longer present, but to the Christ, Truth, which he represented and demonstrated throughout his entire career. In the following words in Science and Health Mrs. Eddy explains the relationship between Jesus and the Christ: "The corporeal man Jesus was human. Jesus demonstrated Christ; he proved that Christ is the divine idea of God—the Holy Ghost, or Comforter, revealing the divine Principle, Love, and leading into all truth." Science and Health, p. 332;
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Putting into Practice What We Know
Rest and Serenity
GRACE E. ROWNTREE
Wearing the Robe of Christ-healing
CHARLES HOLLIS GREEN
Christ Is the Way
GRACE ARCHER DUNBAR
"Wait patiently on God"
BEVERLY BEMIS HAWKS
In Touch with the Father
ETHEL DIANE DEPPERMAN
Pearl Strachan Hurd
Courage to Go Forward
Carl J. Welz
How to Communicate
William Milford Correll
A number of years ago, after my two sisters and I had enjoyed a...
Mildred E. Burns with contributions from Anna Lois Burns
In Isaiah we read (11:6), "A little child shall lead them." This...
Frank B. MacPherson
When John the Baptist was in prison, he sent his disciple to...
Marjorie Stone Otto
About four years ago our youngest son was playing by himself in...
Priscilla Carol Eiles with contributions from Vesta M. Russell, Irene H. Wood
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