Christian Science in Burien, Washington

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Burien and Renton

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“You Are God’s Child!”

Recently the Wednesday night reading in our Church was all about children, which inspired me to give the following testimony. 
When we were expecting our second child, we went to the same Christian Science Nursing Home where our first baby was born 13 months earlier. It was in the home of the Christian Science Nurse who had the same doctor deliver babies for Christian Scientists in her home for many years. 
This baby was born–our second little girl–and the nurse called my husband into the room to see the baby. Right at that moment the doctor said, “I think there is another one in there.”  I replied, “Oh no! I have a baby at home!” referring to our 13 month old daughter.  In about 5 or l0 minutes the second baby came and the doctor said to us, “well, you got your boy” – and followed with–“Oh-Oh, this one is in trouble.”  I looked and saw the baby boy just lying there, very still, not moving or making any noise.  His color was gray.  Immediately thoughts came to me “well, now you’ve had twins, but one of them is going to die.”  I remembered how my Dad, who was not a Christian Scientist, had always told me I would never have children, and then after our first little girl was born, he said I would never have a boy.  I then recognized these thoughts as error talking to me and I said loudly, “NO!” and followed that by talking directly to the little guy saying, “You are God’s child! You are God’s perfect child.”  I continued talking to him this way for what seemed like hours, but was probably not more than l0 minutes telling him he was God’s perfect child, which I knew he was! No one else spoke–the room was quiet except for me talking to the baby.  Finally he started to cry and waved his little arms around and his color became pink.  The nurse took him to clean and wrap in a blanket and put him with his sister. 
Later when the doctor had checked the babies over and was about to leave he said to my husband and me, “You have two perfectly healthy babies.”
That was it! There were never any follow-up visits necessary.  We went home in 4 days and began the new adventure of having 3 babies to care for.
We had the blessing of having the same practitioner pray with us during the months before the births and through the day and evening when the births occurred.  She was quite surprised in the morning to hear that we had 2 babies that night. 
These children went all through 13 years of school with never missing a day of school due to illness.  We have been truly blessed. 
Our son graduated from University and is now an airline pilot and has a little boy of his own.
Marilyn   (Seattle)