Julie Feels the Power of God

[Of special interest to children]

Julie crossed the moss-covered stone bridge which led into the park. Music from the park band mingled with the sounds of a rushing creek in the warm afternoon air. The family had hurried on ahead of her to find a picnic table on the green lawns, but Julie had lingered on the bridge. She watched the clear water splashing over smooth rocks below and almost wished she had not come. Even the promise Father had made that she and her brother, Jim, could go horseback riding didn't make her feel any better.

Coming down in the car, she hadn't felt well. Not wanting to spoil the family's day, she had said nothing about it. But now Julie felt that she must lie down, so she joined the others on the wide expanse of lawns.

Her father and Jim had gone off to see the animals, for the park had a small zoo. Mother and Grandma were busy putting out the lunch on a picnic table under the wide spreading branches of an oak tree. Julie lay down on the cool grass. She had not brought her copy of either the Bible or the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and for a moment she felt lost without them. Then she remembered something her teacher had said just that morning in the Christian Science Sunday School. "The truths you learn and make your own, you can take with you wherever you go."

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Put Off the Limited Sense of Self
May 14, 1966

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