One day, when my son was in preschool, he came home and told me about a friend of his who had been fearful when a story about giants was read at school. A little later my son
complained of an earache. He and I talked about God’s great love for him and how there was nothing that could ever prevent him from feeling the ever-presence of God’s comforting, loving embrace. I put him down for a nap, and he slept peacefully.
While he was sleeping, I reread the Christian Science Bible Lesson for that week. One of the citations in the Lesson particularly spoke to me. It was from Second Corinthians 10:3–5 and begins, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh.” It goes on to assure us that the weapons of our warfare are mighty, because they are spiritual, of God, and are able to cast down or destroy anything that has a strong hold on us. That includes anything we might imagine—creations of mortal, human, erring thought.
I realized that the application of the spiritual truths I was learning as I read and studied the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, were the weapons of Truth, and they were effective to cast down, cast out, or destroy any imagining—call it a giant, an idol, an earache—anything we bow down to, albeit unwittingly, as if it had power to control or cause any of God’s dear children to experience fear or discomfort.