Peace to the world

A great windstorm had whipped up the water on the lake so that waves beat right over the ship. Yet Christ Jesus was quietly resting, "asleep on a pillow." His frightened disciples woke him and immediately he rose up, addressed the winds and waves with authority saying, "Peace, be still," and at once "the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." Mark 4:38, 39;

This story is told more than once in the Bible, each time with marvelous brevity—in each case in less than a hundred words. Yet it graphically illustrates the tremendous power for good we all may exercise in the community through the Christ, the true idea of God. It shows how we can remain undisturbed even in the midst of apparently destructive activity of physical elements. It shows, too, how we can control the raging mental forces that so often threaten humanity, and thereby render them powerless to disrupt world peace.

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy gives a deeply metaphysical explanation of the significance of the term "wind" as it is used in opposing ways in the Bible. It reads in part, "That which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government, encompassing all things." And it continues in the same paragraph, "Destruction; anger; mortal passions."Science and Health, p. 597;

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Stefanie leads the way
April 9, 1979

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