“Destination unknown”

 

 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

“Destination unknown”

From the May 22, 1943 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

A Great man with the problems of a nation on his hands once said that he had been driven many times to his knees in prayer because there was nowhere else to go. That man was Abraham Lincoln, and the words were spoken many years ago, but today, all over the world, the whole human family is being driven to prayer to find an answer to the multitudinous problems it must face.

Loved ones are far away from the protection of the home—for the first time, perhaps, in unknown places, where we cannot reach out our hands to help them. There is nothing left to do but to place them without reservation in God’s care.

Those who must face the “destination unknown” situation will find the answer to this problem if they will turn humbly in prayer to the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, or to her other writings. They will find therein an answer completely satisfying. This was proved many times when those in one home turned to the Glossary in Science and Health, where we read (p. 596): “Unknown. That which spiritual sense alone comprehends, and which is unknown to the material senses. Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as ‘the great unknowable;’ but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.”

God’s eye is upon him. He penciled his path
Whose omniscient notice the frail fledgling hath.
Though lightnings be lurid and earthquakes may shock,
He rides on the whirlwind or rests on the rock.”

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