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Aggressive symptoms overcome

From the October 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal


“Truth is God’s remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue,” Mary Baker Eddy states in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (pp. 142–143). I witnessed a wonderful healing that illustrates this statement.

My son, Michael, went on a study-abroad trip to India a few years ago. He was there for one month and did many amazing things, including climbing in the Himalaya Mountains, visiting the Taj Mahal, touring the capital in Delhi, and more. But a couple of days after he arrived back home, he called me and said he wasn’t feeling well and that he wasn’t able to get out of bed. He said his chest hurt when breathing, and he wanted his dad and me to come over right away. My husband got out of work early, and we headed out.

On the 15-minute drive over, we both were praying, affirming what was true about Michael’s identity as God’s loved child. I knew it was important for me to prepare my thought and affirm that my sole purpose was to bear witness to the truth of Michael’s spiritual being. No matter what the material senses would suggest to me as reality, I would be obedient to what Science and Health teaches; it says, “We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things” (p. 129).

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