Promise and fulfillment

As a child I loved to read the Bible. I traveled vicariously to the Promised Land with the children of Israel, shuddering with awe as they walked through the towering walls of water to safety. No matter how many times I read of the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, tears of anguish would fall. I was moved by the story of Ruth's devotion to her husband's mother. The promises and hope these stories held were glimmerings in my adolescent groping for understanding that would give meaning to my life.

I saw the theme of promise and fulfillment as a leitmotiv running through both the Old and New Testaments. My thought was lifted above mundane surroundings, as I contemplated the glorious provision made by a loving God in freeing the Israelites from bondage and His unfailing guidance during their wilderness experience. I caught occasional glimpses of the possibility of a life without pain or fear or disappointment through the government of this omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Mind.

Mrs. Eddy reassures us in Science and Health, "The promises will be fulfilled." Science and Health, p. 55; Her life and accomplishments in the face of the most crushing disappointments and ill health are testimonies to the ageless spiritual truths that have buoyed up mankind in its search for peace and health.

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One race
July 24, 1978

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