"I will listen for Thy voice"

[Written Especially for Children]

One day a little girl and her mother were repeating together the words of the beloved "Shepherd" hymn, written by Mary Baker Eddy (Poems, p. 14). As they said the words they talked of their meaning, When they came to the line, "I will listen for Thy voice," the little girl remarked, "O mother, I wish God would talk to us now as He did to people in the olden days." Her mother replied, "God talks to us now, dear, as clearly and directly as He did in the olden days, but our ears must be open to hear."

The little girl was somewhat puzzled. How could that be? she thought. But she had often discovered that sooner or later she always found out for herself the truth of mother's wise words, so she went on repeating from the hymn,

September 4, 1937

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