A mother prays for her family

After I was divorced, one of the greatest challenges I faced as a single parent was finding child care for my son when I went to work. I wanted to leave him in the best care possible, and hoped to find someone who was a Christian Scientist—or who would at least be comfortable with our reliance on God for healing. I had always relied on Christian Science to meet my son’s health-care needs in the past, and it had always proved effective.

Recently, as I was thinking back to those days, I was in awe as I started to recall all the different ways that God had met our needs—and never was the solution the same twice! Each situation was unique and was met with a special answer just for that particular need.

One experience in particular stands out from this period. It took place while I was in the Army. We had arrived at the post at 4:00 in the afternoon, and I had to be at work at 7:00 the next morning. There were no child-care facilities available at this post, and most of the civilian personnel lived in the town 60 miles away. After I signed in for my quarters, I asked the people in the office if they knew of anyone who might be available to care for my son. One woman gave me the names and addresses of two women who lived on post and had children, but said she did not know if they did any child care or not.

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From the Editors
The power of one
August 22, 2011

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