[Of Special Interest to Children]

This is the true story of a baby robin that was not able to fly. He jumped bravely from the nest when it was time for him to use his wings, but instead of flying he fell to the ground. One of his legs, which had not developed like the other, was drawn up useless against his body.

He lay quietly in the grass, cocking his head to one side, the way robins do when they hear a worm. But when he tried to stand up and dig for the worm, he fell over, being unable to brace himself correctly. It appeared to be a hopeless situation, since he could not feed himself and had no way of escape from harm.

But let us think. Can there be in reality a hopeless situation or ugliness of any kind? No, indeed not. The children who go regularly to the Christian Science Sunday School learn and begin to prove for themselves that whatever is imperfect or unhappy is not real. They read in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 521), "All that is made is the work of God, and all is good." The true story of creation is told in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible, called Genesis, which states (verse 31), "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

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January 6, 1951

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