Crops and livestock saved from destruction

Christian Science class instruction, taken when I was a young...

Christian Science class instruction, taken when I was a young woman, proved a big help when I married and went to live on a farm. There were many opportunities to apply my newfound understanding of this Science.

In the midst of a wheat harvest, the exhaust from a truck that was driven through the field sparked a fire. At first the flames went unnoticed. Then a man driving by saw them. He came into our yard to get water and sacks to try to extinguish the fire. It looked a hopeless task for one person to attempt. I climbed on the windmill to watch, praying all the while. As I recalled Christ Jesus' words "With God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26), this biblical question came alive for me (Prov. 30:4): "Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?" I saw the wind draw the fire back over the burned ground, and I attributed this to the power of God. The man was able to beat out the flames, and the wheat field was saved.

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