"Thou shalt embrace a son"

Much is said and written today about control of the population explosion and limiting the numbers in families; but what about the people who do not have children at all and long for them? There is no vacuum of this, or of any, kind that the healing presence of the Christ cannot fill.

Throughout the Bible there are instances of childless couples who had their deep desire for an enlarged sense of family fulfilled. God, as our loving Father-Mother, is forever supplying man, His expression, with everything he needs for his completeness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. This fact acknowledged and understood will bring about completeness and harmony in human life. Either it will bring the evidence of children into one's experience or take away the desire for them. Either way it will not leave one's life barren in any sense of the word.

The story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman in the Bible is a beautiful example of this fact. This woman's spiritual sense had recognized those Godlike qualities expressed by Elisha; she had welcomed into her consciousness, her mental home, the prophet's vision—the vision of spiritual reality that contradicts the material senses. On one of his visits to her home, Elisha, knowing that she was childless and had a great desire for a child, promised that this desire would be fulfilled. He said, "Thou shalt embrace a son." II Kings 4:16;

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