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When angels appear

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    bruce
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    This statement from Science and Health is very dear. “My angels are exalted thoughts, appearing at the door of some sepulchre, in which human belief has buried its fondest earthly hopes. With white fingers they point upward to a new and glorified trust, to higher ideals of life and joys.” A sepulchre is a stone structure where something dead is buried. The whole idea of burying one’s fondest of earthly hopes, aspirations, plans, and the fact that the angel message is waiting at the door when these are released, indicates what a loving God we have to provide whatever good is needed when we bury the selfish desires. This angelic presence obviously points to a better way, but also to a higher trust. There must be a trust and honest acknowledgement of who and what is in control.

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    parthens
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    It is reported that Mrs. Eddy constantly kept on her desk a hymn book open to John Henry Newman’s “Lead, Kindly Light.” Also, as she observed the “garish day” of pride and creeping materialism affecting the Boston church (especially the Board of Directors), she recommended that this hymn be sung often.
    There are hundreds of testimonials bearing witness to the protective and transformative power of this prayer-hymn, how it has lifted so many up and out of seemingly impossible circumstances.
    In keeping with the magnificent SH 299:7-17 passage quoted above, is the 3rd verse:

    So long thy pow’r hath blest me, sure it still
    Will lead me on
    O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
    The night is gone.
    And with the morn those angel faces smile,
    Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

    “The morn” signifies the dawning of understanding, awakening to angel thoughts that come to anyone who responds to temptation properly, just as Jesus overcame the devil in the wilderness, and afterward, according to fixed principle, as day follows night, found himself in the company of angels.

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