New Games for Mark

[For children]

The summer Mark had his sixth birthday his family moved to a house in the Midwest. By the time school started, Mark had made many new friends. They played lots of exciting games during those first cool autumn afternoons after school.

But just about every day, when he seemed to be having the most fun of all, Mark would trip, or fall, or get scratched on the rose thorns, or crash headlong into a friend. He would run home with a bump, a bruise, or a scrape.

Mark and his family were Christian Scientists. They all knew that Mark was really God's perfect child and always in God's care. Since God is governing all, God's child could not bump into someone or fall. And Mark didn't have to either. God governed him. Mark and his mother carefully went through the ninety-first Psalm together, to see that he lived "in the secret place of the most High," Ps. 91:1; in all-harmonious Mind, Love. This helped Mark feel closer to God. Neither he nor his mother expected any more spills.

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August 1, 1970

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