Remedy for World Problems
by Martha Wilcox
What is the remedy for the problems of the world today? Men make wise laws and just agreements, which may to some extent relieve the world’s troubles, but mankind is absolutely powerless to change human nature, from which every form of evil springs. Christ, Truth, alone, can do this.
The hope of the world lies in a higher power than human greatness and might. Human wisdom and ability can’t save the world in this perilous hour, but deliverance will come from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
We don’t need to be dismayed at man’s apparent helplessness. These days are teaching us the need of divine help. The call of this hour is that man must return to God, or Truth, because Truth is the only remedy for human problems.
Perhaps the most important truth for us to understand today, is that God has chosen us to live in these very years. It was in the divine order that Jesus appeared to humanity in his age, and Mrs. Eddy appeared to humanity in her age. Out of the billions of persons born to other ages, we have been chosen to live in the present time, and to be present at the christening of a new age.
Old things and old conditions are passing away. “Behold, I make all things new.” The world of mortals is chaotic, but it is merely the breaking up of old beliefs. We see the sign of the coming of the Son of man in all the fluctuations and changes that are taking place today. We are not afraid, but rather rejoice that the long night of materialism is fading, and the dawn of a new spiritual day is at hand.