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Trust in God heals cold symptoms

From the October 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Recently, my wife and I were on a vacation cruise, and she came down with a cold. We shared a very small cabin, which is the case on most cruise ships. I found other places to read so my wife could rest in our stateroom, but I also wanted to support healing.  

I began by reading to her the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly. It was packed with spiritual truths from the Bible and from Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. These ideas directed our thought away from the sickness, which was suggesting that God was not always in control. They reminded her that each of us is spiritual and so is exempt from sickness. Also, I was protecting myself by recognizing my freedom from cold in those cramped quarters.    

After we returned from the cruise, the cold symptoms were diminishing for her, but I soon had a cold. I read the Christian Science Sentinel from cover to cover, particularly dwelling on the healings under “News of Healing.” I was standing guard over my thought, as a “sentinel” does, and “watching.” As it says on the cover of the magazine, “What I say unto you I say unto all, ‘Watch’—Jesus.” 

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