To Be Quiet Within

In this world of wars, economic crises, pollution, world hunger, the beautiful words of the twenty–third Psalm bring a message of comfort and quiet hope. The Psalmist affirms his deep faith in God when he writes, "He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." Ps. 23:2; Where do we find rest from ills and reach "the still waters" of harmony and peace? Is there a way to achieve harmony and quietness within?

Christ Jesus was not disturbed by the multitudes who came to him for relief from suffering. Knowing his oneness with God and affirming that he did his works through the power of God, he was quiet within. There was a time on a ship when Jesus' fearful disciples roused him from sleep because a storm was raging on the Sea of Galilee. Matthew's account reads, "Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm." Matt. 8:26; How clearly Jesus must have known there was nothing present but God's allness, without or within. He proved that harmony was the fact of the situation.

Christian Science makes a very clear distinction between the person who seems to be enmeshed in a material world of trials and cares and the real man—who is the perfect reflection of God. Man lives in an ever–unfolding spiritual universe, and the material universe is its counterfeit.

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Accept your Healing
March 5, 1977

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