"I am not hurt, and I know the reason why"

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Bill was a good helper around home. He knew that each member of a family must do his part to keep the house and gardens in order. He enjoyed helping his father, and one spring day he climbed a ladder to the storage space above the garage to help get out the window screens. While working up there, he made a misstep and fell from the storage space to the concrete floor below.

Bill's mother and father were Christian Scientists, just as he was, and when they saw what had happened they began to declare the truth aloud because Bill had lost consciousness. The previous week Bill and his mother had been discussing the ninety-first Psalm. Now Mother repeated part of this to Bill: "There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."

A Parable of Persistence
June 23, 1962

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