Rescue is always at hand

The Old Testament prophet Elisha was in Dothan—a city surrounded by enemy forces. When his servant saw the great threat and cried out in fear, Elisha turned to God. "Lord, I pray thee," he said, "open his eyes, that he may see." Elisha was not referring to physical vision (the servant was only too aware of the apparent danger!) but to what he was seeing spiritually, the reality of the situation—the allness of God, good, and the powerlessness of evil. And he knew that God, divine Truth, could impart this higher view to his servant. Elisha's servant quickly became conscious of the mighty presence of God safeguarding them. The Bible says, "And, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." Elisha and his servant were not harmed, and the Syrian army was turned back (see II Kings 6:8–23).

When any challenge confronts us, our need is to realize the spiritual facts. Can we do this? Be assured we always have the God-bestowed ability to stand with what is true. Actually, the true idea of God—the Christ—is already in consciousness and is ineradicable.

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