"Never record ages"

The celebration of birthdays has grown to be an accepted custom. A child, with his love of parties, looks forward to his birthday. He is usually made to feel that becoming a year older is desirable; and as his years increase, he looks forward to the added privileges and opportunities thus made possible to him.

But what about the other side of the picture? What about nagging fears and worries that begin to suggest themselves when one reaches what is known as a mature age? The sum of birthdays has now reached a figure that is not so pleasing to contemplate, and this figure will increase each year, with perhaps an accompanying increase in fear and worry.

The Christian Scientist wisely turns to the Bible and to his beloved textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, to find the spiritual answer to such anxious thoughts. Here he learns that he must acknowledge God as the only parent, the divine Father-Mother, forever knowing each of His children in constant, unchanging relationship to Him, the relationship described in Acts (15:18), "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."

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Singing in the Night
January 2, 1965

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