I have always loved God and the Holy Bible and Christian Science...

I have always loved God and the Holy Bible and Christian Science from the time I was old enough to be aware of them. Though I have not always lived up to the standards of Christian Science, I have never doubted its power for good and have never deserted my daily study, contemplation, and prayer; nor has God ever deserted me when I have turned to Him with all my heart.

When my oldest son was four, he awoke one night crying with an earache. I sat by his bedside and earnestly prayed the Lord's Prayer. I knew that in our Father there is no fear and that He so deeply loves His little ones He would not let harm come to one of them. In a few moments the child went to sleep. Several years later he mentioned that incident, recalling that his ear was hurting and that it suddenly stopped hurting. I had forgotten this instance of quick healing through praying the Lord's Prayer, but he had remembered it.

This young man now has a daughter. When she was born in a veterans' hospital, her mother was told the baby had hepatitis. A Christian Science practitioner was called to give metaphysical treatment, and the condition cleared up. Nothing further was ever said about it. A few days later the infant was declared healthy and was released to go home. She is now a lively, healthy, normal five-year-old, attending kindergarten.

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February 5, 1977

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