"...understand God as 'Father...Mother...Physician'..."

Handling Children's Cases

"Can you come quickly? I think our baby's dying, and my husband's away," had come the telephone call.

As I peered through the rain-drenched windscreen on my way to answer that emergency call, I reached out in a childlike way to God, divine Mind, the source of all intelligence and love. Into my thought came this message from Mrs. Eddy's Miscellaneous Writings: "God is our Father and our Mother, our Minister and the great Physician: He is man's only real relative on earth and in heaven." Mis., p. 151;

Of course! I felt a warm sense of God's love and total adequacy. Physically and mentally I relaxed. Soon I was at the house, gratefully knowing mother, baby, and practitioner to be safe under God's law of health and harmony. A little later the infant—his color returning and his breathing becoming gentle and natural—was nestled in my arms. Today that child is a thriving teen-ager.

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November 28, 1977

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