Real Rest

A young girl who had always been more or less frail, disliked very much to go shopping, and whenever the experience was necessary it seemed to tire her exceedingly, though out among the trees and flowers she could run and play for hours without the slightest sense of weariness. One day Christian Science came into this girl's life and healed her of many personal likes and dislikes as well as of physical ailments. In her new-found freedom she started forth joyously on a necessary shopping expedition; and, suddenly, the old aversion confronted her; everything seemed distasteful. The noise and confusion apparently smothered her sense of peace and a great sense of weariness came upon her. Then she paused a moment, and sought within for the ever present help. "Is not God as close to you in these busy marts as out in the silence of nature?" said the "still small voice"; and then, as softly as if sung by the angels, came the words of Whittier:

We touch Him in life's throng and press,
And we are whole again.

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"But thou shalt know hereafter"
February 25, 1922

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