Patient Waiting

When a healing seems to be prolonged, we need to learn how to keep our waiting both patient and active. In the Bible we read, "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain." James 5:7;

The farmer diligently works to prepare the soil and sows his seed. Then he must patiently wait for the result. The early rain at sowing time, necessary for the seed to establish itself in the ground, may be likened to our first approach to a problem when we begin our necessary metaphysical work, our affirmation of the basic truth of perfect, spiritual being and of man in God's likeness, free from sin and disease.

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