Nothing Lost

The following experience, which to me was beautiful, I am sending in the hope that it may cheer some others. Several days before Christmas, I missed a ring which had been presented to me by my two sisters years before, and which I therefore prized very highly. I had removed my glove several times during the day, but on inquiring at the places where I had been, no trace of the ring was found. I held fast to the truth that the ring was not lost, for we know that in the realm of Mind nothing is lost or out of place, and that we should look for a reflection of divine harmony on the human plane, just as Peter found the needed coin in the fish's mouth. I did not advertise the apparent loss, believing that Mind knows all things and that what was truly mine would come to me.

Within a few days, while at a family reunion, my nephew's wife from San Francisco handed me my ring. The day I missed it I had unpacked some porcelain from San Francisco, and although I had looked through the excelsior, I failed to find the lost article. Afterward I repacked the box and sent it to my nephew with some gifts. This nephew unpacked the box at his place of business and then put it where it would be taken away; but it was left there, and about a week later, needing a box, he emptied out the excelsior, and hearing something rattle, discovered my ring. I need not say that I was most thankful for this proof of God's care for the smallest needs of His children.

How often we are fearful for many things,—for our loved ones, perhaps, who are not in Christian Science, and who are not conscious of the divine ever-presence! Yet we are told that the very hairs of our heads are all numbered. In God's creation all is well, all is perfect; then let not our hearts be troubled. Let us know the truth about all things, and peace like a river shall attend our way.

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Testing Times
February 6, 1915

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