SAFE, IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

Hurricane warnings were being posted all along the eastern seaboard. Inside my apartment on the top floor of a house, I was praying earnestly, bolstered by this insight from Science and Health: "There is no vapid fury of mortal mind—expressed in earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity—and this so-called mind is self-destroyed." The paragraph continues further on about these "manifestations of evil": "In reality, they show the self-destruction of error or matter and point to matter's opposite, the strength and permanency of Spirit" (p. 293).

This reminded me of what the prophet Elijah saw on Mount Horeb (see I Kings 19:8–12). Called by God to come out of a cave in which he'd taken refuge, he watched a strong wind, an earthquake, and a fire. But God was not in any of this fury. Then Elijah heard a "still small voice," which he knew to be the voice of God.

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