Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on August 17, 1969.

Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest (Isa. 29:17)

The great forest which grew on the slopes of Mount Lebanon to the north of Palestine had long been virtually proverbial. In fact, "Lebanon" was a term often used as a synonym for forest land. But the prophet foresaw a change in the order of events, well indicated in Moffatt's translation: "Soon, very soon, shall forests turn to orchards, and orchards be like woods."

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