"Hearken, O daughter"

At one time the writer received an urgent message from a relative, imploring her to come to him to help him in the solving of a problem. There seemed, however, not days enough to attend to the business in hand and to make the trip also. Turning to divine Mind for guidance, she listened intently for the voice of Truth and Love to guide her in making the right decision. When she retired that night there still seemed no direct answer to the problem. In the morning, as she turned again to God for guidance as to the right step to be taken, she opened the Bible to these words in Psalms (45: 10, 11): "Hearken, O daughter." With this convincing call, she read on, "And consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him."

This counsel brought the realization that personality cannot overshadow the omnipotence and omnipresence of God. A message was sent to the relative asking him to call her by long-distance telephone. This was done, and the problem was quickly solved. The Word of God proved to be a light on her path, clearing her own thought of mistiness and clarifying the vision of the relative, so that he saw his problem dissolve.

This was indeed a fruitful moment as these experiences always are to those who turn expectantly to the Word of God confident that the answer to every problem is there, awaiting only acceptance. God is ever speaking to those who listen for His voice. Our beloved Leader. Mary Baker Eddy, always listened for His voice. She tells us in "Retrospection and Introspection" (p. 46) that when she was pastor of the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, she penned the poem entitled "Feed My Sheep," the first stanza of which follows (Poems, p. 14):

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Daily Victory over Death
November 30, 1946

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