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. 

About a month later, I became aware that things were not normal with my body. I was getting weaker and weaker and could not easily get out of bed; I had been hemorrhaging and was becoming quite fearful. I asked the practitioner to pray for me. She reminded me to review again page 463 in Science and Health, and I studied the following: “The new idea, conceived and born of Truth and Love, is clad in white garments. Its beginning will be meek, its growth sturdy, and its maturity undecaying. When this new birth takes place, the Christian Science infant is born of the Spirit, born of God, and can cause the mother no more suffering. By this we know that Truth is here and has fulfilled its perfect work.” 

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