Although I've had many beautiful healings—from needing to...

Although I've had many beautiful healings—from needing to wear glasses to working out problems of human relationship—I want to share what I consider to be the most outstanding proof I have had of God's ever-present love and care.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 1), "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." Shortly after I was married and had moved seven hundred miles from my family's home, I found that I was expecting a child. In the area where we lived, much to my disappointment, there did not seem to be the facilities for having a child at home. Considerable prayer on my part was necessary to heal my disappointment, fear, and resentment over this situation, but finally I was able to prepare my thought for the birth without outlining how it was to take place.

A short time before the child was expected, I made a trip to my hometown for my annual association meeting. I remained there for a week after the meeting. The night before I was to return home, friends had a shower for me, providing many lovely things for the new baby. I returned to my mother's home, packed my bags, set them by the front door, and went to bed. A few minutes later I sensed that the baby was coming. I called a Christian Science practitioner to support me with treatment. Every need was supplied exactly. A Christian Science nurse was found, who was instantly available, plus a doctor who was willing to come for a home delivery. All the details were handled—time, place, even clothing for the baby from the gifts—all because I was willing to let God govern.

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February 7, 1970

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