A Wonderful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was finally here! For as long as Peter could remember, he and his family had started Thanksgiving Day by attending a Christian Science church service. First the two Readers read the Lesson-Sermon for Thanksgiving. In the Christian Science Quarterly ; After that Christian Scientists could stand up and speak about their thankfulness. People told how understanding prayer can help everyone and heal sin and sickness, whatever isn't of God.

After church Peter and his family hurried home to prepare the dinner. Peter's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were coming soon. It would be a happy holiday for all of them. But shortly after they arrived home Peter began to feel sick. The thought came to him that it was too bad he was sick today with all the company coming. He tried to turn to God for his healing, but the ache seemed too real. After a while Peter called his mother. She saw he wasn't feeling well and, sitting on the edge of his bed, she spoke softly to him.

"Peter, do you remember learning the twenty-third Psalm in Sunday School?" she asked.

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November 15, 1975

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