"Shut the lions' mouths"

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Janie was learning in a Christian Science Sunday School of God and His care for us. The teacher told many stories from the Bible which illustrated this ever-present care. Janie's favorite story was about Daniel in the lions' den. In the room where her class was taught, there was a picture of Daniel as he stood unafraid with the lions behind him.

One Sunday morning Janie told her teacher that she did not want to stay in Sunday School because she had a stomachache. The teacher explained to Janie that the stomachache was not from God, who loves all His children and sends them only good. She said that a stomachache is only a mortal mind belief which would seem to have power to harm, just as people believed that the lions had power to harm Daniel; but because Daniel was obedient in loving and serving God, he was not afraid and knew the lions could not hurt him.

Quelling the Mob Spirit
October 10, 1964

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