If left to their natural conclusions, children invariably trace sickness to a cause in sin, rather than to material causes. A little boy of our acquaintance got angry with his brother, and threw a stone at him. That night he was taken violently ill with diptheretic sore throat, high fever, and pain in his head and limbs. His mother, a Christian Scientist, treated him unavailingly; he grew rapidly worse. Just at a point when the case seemed alarming, the little fellow looked up and said, "Mamma, if I hadn't thrown that stone at my brother, I shouldn't have been sick." Then the mother handled the sin with science, making the lesson salutary, and the child was cured suddenly. Except we become as little children, we may not hope to be set free from the bondage of sin into holiness—health.
"There's a wideness in God's mercy
Like the wideness of the sea;
There's a kindness in His justice
Which is more than liberty."