A talk with God changed my life

It was an awful argument. We both said a lot of unkind things to each other, and I ran to my room and slammed the door. This wasn't the first argument my mother and I had had, but it was a special one because of what happened next. The tears filled my eyes and began to run down my face. I threw myself on my bed full of hurt and resentment, but then I did something I had never done before, and it changed my whole life. I reached out to God. Picking up my Bible, I opened it and read: "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's." Deut. 1:17;

I sat up in awe. How beautiful these words were to me. They fitted the situation exactly. As I felt God's loving care for me in providing me with such a wise and wonderful answer, I also saw my error and the need of correction. I knew I was not honoring my mother in arguing with her. In the Christian Science Sunday School where I was a pupil, I had been taught the commandment, "Honour thy father and thy mother." Ex. 20:12;

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April 17, 1978

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