One of my favorite things to do when I wake up before anyone else is to go downstairs and draw pictures—I love to draw! One morning I was also thinking some angel thoughts about God, and I wrote them down for you. This is what I wrote: “I love God and God loves all of us. He loves me and my family and your family, too. We love to know about God and His love for us all. And we know how to handle bad thoughts because we love to learn about God. I love God so, so much, and I never stop loving God. And God never stops loving us!”
I can also tell you about how feeling God’s love for me healed me. One time last year, I was jumping on the trampoline, and I fell, and my leg hurt bad. My dad and my sister helped me pray. They went inside with me, and we sang some hymns together. I remember singing my new favorite—Hymn 444. It told me that I was “governed by Love,” and “safe and secure.” The whole verse said:
Innocent one, sinless and pure
Nothing can ever divide thee.
Governed by Love, you’re safe and secure;
I am forever beside thee.
So rest and know wher-e’er you go,
Home and heav’n cannot be denied thee.
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.
Then I felt like I was protected in God’s arms. Suddenly I felt better. My leg stopped hurting. In that moment I was healed! After that I had a great time jumping on the trampoline again.
G.L. (Age 8 when first published in the March 14, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel)