Only God

One day Tanya was at a track meet. The coach decided that before they left they would have a relay. Tanya and one of her friends decided to race against each other. They were a few feet from the finish line when her friend accidentally tripped her. Tanya's ankle seemed to be sprained, and she thought, "Why does everything happen to me? I'm always getting hurt!"

Then the coach brought her into the locker room and told her to soak her foot in water. But Tanya had gone to the Christian Science Sunday School since she was three years old, and after soaking her foot for about five minutes she realized that listening to God was what was really needed. So she went home.

When she got home the pain seemed very real, so she and her mother got out the Bible, and Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. They opened the Bible to the place where Christ Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matt. 6:24. Tanya could see that since this was true, it was impossible to think of turning to matter, or mammon, for help—not even to a basin of water. An understanding of God's love and care was what she needed.

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Governed by God, Not by Genes
March 5, 1977

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