Do you want to “escape from it all”? Through advertisements and entertainment we’re often told that getting away from our physical surroundings is how we can finally relax and get peace of mind.
However, there is another way. Looking at the Bible, there’s a great example of escape: I Kings 19:1-12. Elijah is told that he will be killed by the next day. He runs for his life and finds a cave. The Bible says he was “lodged in this cave.” One way to look at it was Eljah was just hiding in cave.
With inspiration there’s another way to see it: Elijah was stuck in a rut and/or paralyzed with fear.
At this point God calls him out of the cave and shows him an earthquake, wind, and fire. But the Bible points out that God was not in those things. But after them, “a still small voice.”
After this, Elijah goes forward and finds safety but also strength to do even more work.
For me, this inspired Biblical account tells me that to accomplish something we don’t need to escape. God is with us even taking care of us. This “still small voice” speaks peace to us and strengthens us.
No matter what kind of difficult work lies before us, the strength of God’s goodness and power is upholding us. We need not run away from our problems. But rather by pushing on with persistence, and a willingness to handle what is before us, we can trust that God’s love will remove all obsticals.
Whoever would demonstrate the healing of Christian Science must abide strictly by its rules, heed every statement, and advance from the rudiments laid down. There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they usually do in every department of life.
— Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.462