In Psalms we read (139:7), "Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

In Psalms we read (139:7), "Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?"

Recently I had to prove this statement. One morning as I came into the dinette with my books to start my study of the Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly, I glanced at the clock before I sat down by a sunny window. I began to lose consciousness and faded out completely. For about twenty minutes I seemed to hover between unconsciousness and consciousness. The suggestion came to me that I might be passing on. I was alone, and fear suggested, "What can I do?" Then the thought came, "God is here. Where can I go from His presence? God is my life!"

I clung to the understanding of man as spiritual idea, living in and of God, until the lapses into unconsciousness became less frequent and shorter. I held to the truths I had learned in Christian Science, particularly to these statements by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 425): "Consciousness constructs a better body when faith in matter has been conquered. Correct material belief by spiritual understanding, and Spirit will form you anew." And (p. 495), "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea."

June 22, 1968

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