I say that I am grateful for Christian Science, but it is impossible...

I say that I am grateful for Christian Science, but it is impossible to be grateful enough when I think of my many blessings. The Psalmist said (Ps. 139:17, 18 ): "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand." I certainly cannot count the sand; similarly, I cannot count all my blessings from Christian Science.

When I was serving in the military during World War II, one time several of us soldiers went swimming in the ocean. I was a fair swimmer and thought that the undertow spelled trouble only to those who were inexperienced. I went alone into the water, which that day had twelve-foot-high waves, and I was swept out to sea immediately. In my need I turned completely to God. Soon I got my bearings, the extreme pull of the undertow subsided, and I was able to swim back to shore safely. I was grateful not only for the protection but also for a lesson in wisdom.

February 16, 1987

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