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Pouring in the Truth
[Written Especially for Children]
Anne came home from school with a very distressed look. She who usually seemed happy was now almost in tears as she said, "We are going to have an arithmetic test tomorrow." Her mother knew this need not disturb her, since all the papers she had brought home had been marked "Perfect." "Tell me," she said, "where do you get all true thoughts?" "From Mind," quickly answered Anne. Her mother continued, "Are you afraid they will not be there when you need them?" "No," she replied. "Then why are you afraid of the test?" "Because Miss Smith said we had to do them like this;" and she snapped her fingers to show how quickly Miss Smith wanted the answers.
"Why, you are letting in a thought of fear—you are breaking the First Commandment, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Looking up, her eyes wearing a much happier expression, Anne said: "Mother, I haven't anything to fear; the answers are already here, and just as quickly as I can write them they will come to me. But, just the same, I shall remember that verse from Isaiah you taught me, 'Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.'" And with a grateful hug, she left her mother and ran out to play.
She lost her fear when she thought about God. Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 1), "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." Needless to say, the next day she came home beaming, and told how she had been able to do the one hundred examples in less than the time given because, as she said, "I trusted God and I had no fear, and so I could think quickly and clearly." When the paper was returned to her, it was marked "Perfect."
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