Prayer reverses predictions of difficult birth

Some months ago I received a call from my daughter, who was close to the date of delivering her baby. She said she had an appointment at a nearby hospital to have an operation. The doctor, with the attending midwife, had diagnosed that the baby she was carrying was not in the normal position and that my daughter could not deliver normally or easily, without the operation. 

When I heard that news, I told my daughter that God was with her. I spoke to her husband, too. After we talked, my daughter decided to come to our home. When she came, she had terrible labor pains. She could not sit or stand. My wife and I took her into the living room. I sat with her for some minutes, sharing with her the spiritual sense of the Word of God—the truth found in the Bible, of God and His perfect creation. I opened the Bible and read some passages in it. I also read to her from the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. My daughter is familiar with both books. With the spiritual illumination that followed, the labor pain reduced instantly, and my daughter asked for a cup of tea. She went to bed to rest a little bit, and I remained praying.

February 8, 2016
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