Stillness and strength

During periods of turbulence, people may become alarmed, especially when political instability, coupled with violence, occurs. Evil actions would strike at the heart of the human sense of order by perpetuating turmoil and confusion. At such times we can turn to I Kings and remind ourselves of the incident when Elijah was confronted with the earthquake, wind, and fire. He found that God was not any part of this violent activity. Rather, God's ever-presence was revealed in the "still small voice" of omnipotent Truth.

When we feel overwhelmed by the machinations of error, we can seek quiet comfort in God's gentle reminder, "Be still, and know that I am God." Ps. 46:10. God, the great I am, is the only power and the only cause; thus in reality all that can ever occur is the action of God, infinite good. In the divine atmosphere there simply is no room for anything else to exist. God, the ever-present All, is not in matter or any material occurrence. Inharmony is never caused or created by God. God's law and order are ever present; they prevail over all mortal mind's fallacious claims to power.

It made good sense
August 9, 1982

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