Daily Help

During my life on a farm in Sweden I have found Christian Science of inestimable value in solving the problems of daily life. With heartfelt gratitude and with the hope that these lines may prove helpful to others, I relate the following experience.

Last fall, when it was time for sheep to come back from the place some ten miles away where they had been sent for summer, we were informed that the majority of them could not be found in the large forests, and that there was not much reason to hope that they would ever come back. I met this message with instant denial, knowing that as God's child I could not lose anything which rightly belonged to me. There was no fear, there was instead joy in knowing the truth, also thanksgiving and confidence. The next day we sent some men to bring the sheep home, and when they came back the third day, all the sheep were with them. The missing sheep had come out of the wood the same morning that the others started for home; and the neighbors' sheep also followed them. An old man who lived in these woods and who used occasionally to look after the sheep, told me afterwards that he had never seen such a thing happen before; that it was quite wonderful.

I had followed these sheep to their summer home, and when they got tired on the way, we rested and I sang our Leader's hymn which begins, "Shepherd, show me how to go" (Poems, p. 14). The good Shepherd did indeed care for them and for me. It was with joy and thanksgiving I saw them all come back, and my heart echoed the words of one of our beautiful hymns (Hymnal, p. 150):—

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The Prayers of Jesus
March 22, 1919

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