The Reflection of Ever-present Love

One evening last winter, our little boy, four years old, was put to bed. I did not notice any discord, but a few hours later when I was making preparations to retire, his little cheeks were flushed, his temperature was very high, and he was twitching and muttering in his sleep. My first thought was, "God is here, I have nothing to fear." I simply forgot the erroneous belief, and was dwelling in the secret place of the most High, for the room seemed filled with the presence of Love. It was not ten minutes before every indication of fever had vanished, and he was sleeping as sweetly as any healthy child should. I thought, "What have I done?" Nothing. I was simply a clear reflector for the ever-present Love; a willing instrument in God's hand. Then came the thought, why are not all my demonstrations instantaneous? But these words from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy, p. 409, followed: "Because you are not perfectly attuned to Divine Science, and need the arguments of Truth for reminders."

I have had many demonstrations which were instantaneous, some that seemed protracted, and there are yet a few I which are not complete. But know that if we "work—work—work—watch and pray," as our Mother bids us, for that Mind to be in us, which was also in Christ Jesus, our labors will be rewarded.

Before closing, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for good received, first, to our Father for His holy word; to His messenger of love, Mrs. Eddy, for Science and Health, which has illumined this holy Book for me, and made the rough places plain; for this text-book has been my only healer and teacher; to The Christian Science Publishing Society for the love-thoughts that are sent out to us weekly, monthly, and quarterly through Sentinel, Journal, and Christian Science Quarterly; to our Board of Lectureship for their unselfish toil in teaching and healing the multitudes; and last, to the dear brothers and sisters in Truth who have reflected to me, so many times, the Love that passeth all (human) understanding.

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Testimony of Healing
Quickly Healed by Christian Science
March 28, 1901

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