"There's nothing wrong with me"

Roy was really enjoying going to first grade. He had been told that he was going to learn to read and write just like his older brothers. However, one morning Roy came glumly down the steps to the kitchen and announced to his mother, "I can't go to school today. My tummy hurts." Then he turned around and marched back up the stairs.

Mother thought he had gone back to bed, and she said to herself that she would go up and talk to him as soon as she had all the lunches packed. Almost immediately Roy appeared again, but this time he was carrying the record his grandmother had given him for Christmas. Grandmother was a Christian Scientist, just like Roy and his family, and often gave them presents from the Christian Science Reading Room.

This record was "Small Voices and Little Fingers." Roy put it on the record player and lay down beside it to listen. But he didn't just listen, he took part, too. The man read Roy's favorite psalm, the twenty-third, that starts, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Ps. 23:1; Roy had been told before that no one could want for health when God was always supplying him with all good.

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I am safe with God
September 25, 1978

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