I used to be afraid to go in the water

I used to be afraid to go in the water. Then my mom said I was going to have swimming lessons. She told me to remember my dad's favorite hymn from the Christian Science Hymnal (No. 53). It begins, "Everlasting arms of Love/Are beneath, around, above."

I also remembered part of a hymn we sing in Sunday School. It's No. 207, and Mrs. Eddy wrote the words. One line says, "His arm encircles me, and mine, and all." I wasn't afraid anymore.

Testimony of Healing
I have been a student of Christian Science since 1927
April 23, 1984

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