An understanding of God has met our needs in raising our children,...

An understanding of God has met our needs in raising our children, in business, in finding homes, and in relationships with others, to name a few. I am sincerely grateful to God for having had Christian Science through the years, and I truly want to "make known his deeds among the people" (I Chron. 16:8).

An experience I had four years ago is proof that one can be restored to wholeness through reliance on God. One morning I had a number of errands to do. Returning home to drop off groceries before making other stops, I ran around the rear of the car to open the other door. Suddenly I tripped, falling heavily onto my back. I lay very still, declaring aloud the spiritual truths of my being as a child of God. I realized as I prayed that I could not be outside God's care. I also saw the pointlessness of constantly hurrying and decided that I must overcome that habit. Finally I got up and went into the house. I was able to be active for a few days but after a time was in considerable pain.

I called a Christian Science practitioner, who readily agreed to help me through prayer. Among other things, she recommended I read this passage in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 261): "Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality." Also she called my attention to this statement (p. 446): "Resisting evil, you overcome it and prove its nothingness." I studied these and other passages in the Bible Lesson outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly.

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September 19, 1988

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