All my life I have depended upon the spiritual truth of creation. . .

All my life I have depended upon the spiritual truth of creation taught in Christian Science and upon God as my only source of healing. The preventative power of this Science has protected me from having to face many physical ills and difficulties. I am grateful to share its healing efficacy as demonstrated by two recent experiences.

While expecting the arrival of our second child, I studied many references to the word "patience." At the end of several months we learned of a young doctor in the area who had decided that week to accept patients wishing to deliver at home. This to me was a good example of letting "patience have her perfect work" (James 1:4).

During this second pregnancy, as with the first one, I was grateful to be exempted from procedural tests. However, when the pregnancy was thirty-one weeks along, the doctor said he was concerned for the baby and questioned the wisdom of a home delivery. He said there was the possibility that the baby was in a semitransverse (sideways) position, that there appeared to be insufficient fluid surrounding the baby, that there had not been normal growth; it was only the equivalent of twenty-three weeks old. Instead of immediately requiring a diagnostic test, the doctor and midwife agreed to wait a month, in the hope that the situation would be corrected.

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Words of Current Interest
February 5, 1977

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