"A strong tower"

[Written Especially for Children]

Divine Love is our spiritual home, and God cares for all His children. In the Bible we are told that "the name of the Lord is a strong tower," and we learn in Christian Science that "the name of the Lord" is divine Love. Mrs. Eddy tells us that "Love is our refuge" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 389; Poems, p. 4); and because divine Love is the one infinite God, our refuge is present everywhere and at all times. We open the windows of our material homes to let in the fresh air and sunshine; but the home of divine Love ever has within it all that we need to keep us happy, good, pure, free, and joyful.

Probably most of us have had the experience of being caught in a storm, when dark clouds rolled up suddenly and shut out the blue sky and sunshine. When that has occurred, perhaps we have wished that we were safe at home. However large or small our home may be, to us it seems like a strong tower because it is safe. Within our home there are bright lights when needed, perhaps a glowing fire, and the kind, cheerful voices of father and mother. When we reach its shelter it does not matter to us that we were caught in the storm because now we are safe at home.

Each day in our play and in our work, at home and at school, we have happy times of sunshine and laughter. Then, should there appear clouds of wrong thinking, such as unhappiness, bad temper, unwillingness to please others and to do our school work, or the fear that we cannot do it right, we need not give in to these dark thought-clouds or allow them to blot out the sunshine of goodness and happiness.

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A Morning Song
January 27, 1934

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