One summer, when I was taking a backpacking class, we had a movie on the giant redwood. Afterward it made me realize that when a redwood is burned badly, or has broken limbs, in three to four years the wood grows back. Since I was so interested in this subject, I decided to look further into it.

Job says, "There is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease." Job 14:7; I knew this truth, which I learned through Christian Science Sunday School, would apply to people. When it looks as if something's lacking that you need, you shouldn't give up but trust. God will supply it.

This doesn't apply just to the body, but also to any other needs. Like intelligence. Let's say you are having a test and don't seem to be doing at all well. You feel you lack intelligence. Maybe you think the person next to you is doing better. Are you going to cheat, to look over at his paper? Or are you going to trust God and know that you reflect His quality of wisdom?

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One Law to Practice
July 20, 1974

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