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On High Ground

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A Newspaper recently reported how a horse that had fallen into a ditch had been rescued by the fire brigade. A fire engine was placed on firm, high ground; from this position ropes were lowered and tied around the horse, and it was gently lifted out.

The article stressed that the fire engine had to be on the firm, high ground - otherwise, the rescue would have been impossible. If the engine had gone down into the ditch with the horse, it would have been of no help whatsoever.

People often go down into their problems, instead of positioning themselves mentally on high ground and taking a strong stand for solving them. We are on high, firm ground when we turn to God. Turning from whatever is disturbing us and looking to Him for direction, we are lifted up spiritually, enlightened mentally, and must feel and see the difference this makes in our lives.

The human mind hasn't got all the answers because of its finite nature. On the other hand, the divine Mind, God, is all-knowing and omnipotent. Divine intelligence is infinite. That means it never tires, never wears out, never comes to an end. The divine Mind just takes us higher. "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," the Christian Science textbook, written by Mary Baker Eddy, says, "Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth" (Pg. 95).

Spiritual sense is something we realize we have by gaining mental altitude. Letting go of fear, resentment, intellectual wrestling, and human planning and outlining raises our thought to higher levels of trust and leads us in the currents of health. New impetus comes to the thought of one who is conscious of God's power and aware of his or her unbroken link to God. We feel God's presence when we seek this spiritual view of being. Just as a plant turns naturally toward the light, turning toward spiritual being is a natural thing for us to do, and in it we are strengthened and uplifted.

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