"GOD IS HERE; I AM NOT AFRAID"

A Very small boy had a great fear of dogs. After he had glimpsed a little of what Christian Science teaches about God as a God of love who is man's Father-Mother, ever near and always ready to care for him he was confronted with an opportunity to prove that this is true. The largest dog he had ever seen came running toward him at a lively pace. At first the boy was terror-stricken; then quickly he took a firm stand and declared with finality, "God is here; I am not afraid."

The dog came bounding up to him, and the little fellow put out his hand and touched his head. They were friends at once. He had, in a simple way, proved a great truth. The child heart had reached out to divine Love for protection, and instantly had come the comforting assurance that he was already in Love's tender care. Nothing had to happen. He had only to realize God's very presence with him there. Once more the beautiful promise in Isaiah was fulfilled (65: 24). "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."

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August 21, 1948
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