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Spiritual origin and childbirth

From the July 1992 issue of The Christian Science Journal

For prospective parents, the understanding of man's spiritual origin in God, Mind, can be an inspiring foundation for prayer.

The months prior to the birth of a child give parents the opportunity to understand more fully the fatherhood and motherhood of God and to see with clarity man's actual origin, substance, heritage, form, identity, individuality, and nature as spiritual. This understanding serves as a protection to the entire experience, lifting it above the possibility of chance to the natural manifestation of divine law. Seeing that man is truly born "not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God"  John 1:13. helps overrule supposed physiological laws, with their sometimes detrimental effects, and opens thought to seeing birth not as a material process but as the reflection of the creative power of divine Spirit.

Building on the understanding that man's origin is in Spirit, we come to see that man's substance is not subject to discord or malfunction. It expresses the freshness, beauty, purity, and immortality of Spirit. Christ Jesus brought this truth to light through his healing works.

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