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Angels and archives

From the December 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The Scriptures abound with accounts of the healing ministry of God’s angels. And the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, defines angels as “God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality” (p. 581). Angel messages have blessed and helped me many times in my life.  

One experience that involved listening to God’s angels occurred when I was four years old; through my parents’ prayers and resulting actions, they were able to find me after I had wandered off from our family’s campsite. (See an article by my mom, Rosalind Henninger, entitled “Angels for Allies” in the January 27, 1968, issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.) More recently, when I found myself wrestling with a dilemma, an angel message from God came to my aid.

Several years ago, I was rehired by the Christian Science nursing facility where I had taken all of my training as a Christian Science nurse. I was appointed as the facility’s archivist, and my new role included digitizing over a hundred years of documents stored in a large archive room across the hall from my office.

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