From the time I was very young, my family was accustomed to...

From the time I was very young, my family was accustomed to trusting God to meet all our needs. During the last phase of World War II, living in occupied Europe, my parents among others were told by the authorities that their supply lines would be cut off. Food, coal, and wood would all be rationed. Prayer had enabled them to face many challenges in the past, and they knew that this challenge would also be met by the spiritual resources at hand.

From the first day they were confronted with the predicted shortages, they prayed to see the good that was already there. Daily they read from the Bible for inspiration. One verse from the Old Testament stood out as a beacon. It said: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (Isa. 41:10). Although they were frequently subject to air raids, they were never fearful. They always relied wholeheartedly on God for protection.

And they continued to trust God for their sustenance, which came in unusual ways. For example, a friend who was a farmer wrote them a letter, urging them to rent a tricycle and come to his farm for a load of fresh produce, potatoes, wheat, barley, and other staple products. At first, they were hesitant, but the more they prayed about the situation, the more they felt sure that this was God's answer to their need. So, they went and came home with an abundance of food; in addition he gave them sufficient wood to keep them warm during the entire winter.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been my way of life all my years
March 11, 1996

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