"I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not...

"I Will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth" (Isa. 43:6). These words from the Bible were for so long set deep in my heart, with lingering hope. Words fall short of expression when I recount God's hand in bringing me to Christian Science.

My parents, each being of a different religious denomination, always seemed to be in conflict over their beliefs. In my youth they would find me sitting intermittently in the congregations of different sects, searching for understanding. This left me bewildered, and sometimes overcome with a fear so great that temporary paralysis would set in. This eventually took its toll on me mentally and physically. Through all this I was still attempting to find answers to my questions by reading the Bible, questioning the clergy, praying in agony and tears, and begging God to take me home to Him.

January 3, 1994
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