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One day the writer witnessed the following little drama. A beautiful mockingbird was intently hunting for food in the grass. Nearby, on a porch, a dog was watching. Slowly, stealthily, he approached the bird, and then with a lunge and a growl raced toward it. But the bird, ever alert, without hesitation spread its wings and flew immediately out of reach of the onrushing dog. Undisturbed, it came to rest on the highest branch of a tree and instantly burst into song. In the meantime the dog turned away disappointed, no doubt thinking the try was worth it and that perhaps another time he would catch a bird off guard and accomplish his intention.
In the book of Revelation we read of the woman who was fleeing the wrath of the serpent. "And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent." Rev. 12:14;
We too may be seeking refuge from some insistent lie of corporeal sense—sickness, lack, unhappiness, or sin. Like the woman, we have been given through God's infinite grace an ever-unfolding understanding of Truth and of Love to sustain and carry us to safety. Inspired spiritual activity through the study of Christian Science enables us to escape the mesmeric, subtle attacks of evil.
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The Divine Purpose
ALFRED MARSHALL VAUGHN
Self-discipline and Sharing
MIRIAM BECKHOFF DAMSGAARD
BARBARA BLECH DUNBAR
Who Am I? Where Should I Go?
PIERRE DAVIS PHILLIPS
SPEAK TO ME, LORD
Oma Olna Martin
Are We Problem Parents?
MATTIE PERRY TURNER
Lip Service—or Fervent Petition?
KATHERINE ANNE LYDER STOFFEL
"His rest shall be glorious"
Alan A. Aylwin
William Milford Correll
I am very grateful for Christian Science
Armintha M. Barnes
The healing I am about to relate has brought me beautiful spiritual...
Delia Dora Delfino
I have depended upon Christian Science for healing for many...
Marjorie S. Willcox with contributions from Nicholas R. Leaycraft
When I became seriously ill with a nervous breakdown about...
Martha Ann Larsen
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 355 - How Can You Say Life Is Wonderful?
Leslie Range with contributions from Philip Metcalf
Signs of the Times
Sir Arthur Lewis