God’s voice brings joy and assurance

Many years ago, when my husband and I were expecting our second child, I prepared for the birth through prayer and often asked a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. 

In particular I studied what Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 463: “To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe.” I was also learning that the only true creator is God, and that the baby was God’s reflection, His idea. To continue, I read: “Though gathering new energy, this idea cannot injure its useful surroundings in the travail of spiritual birth.” The birth proved to be natural and harmonious. 

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