My study and practice of Christian Science have proved to me the Bible promise, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”(Psalm 46:1). I sought God’s help recently when one of my ears and my head became quite inflamed and painful. The apparent cause was the absorption into my scalp of a harmful chemical contained in an insect repellent. I prayed about the discoloration and pain, but only half-heartedly. The condition grew worse over the next few days, and the lesions that appeared on my head and neck became somewhat frightening.
I knew from my study of Christian Science, that fear was the first thing to be handled in my prayers and I studied references in the Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, to arrest my fears. The Bible says:”..perfect love casteth out fear” ( I John 4:18). I also called on a Christian Science Practitioner, listed in the Christian Science Journal, for treatment through prayer.
I knew that “Truth (another name for God) removes properly whatever is offensive” (Science and Health p. 463) I pondered references from Eddy’s writings concering spiritual antidotes and alteratives, including where she writes: “Truth is an alterative in the entire system and can make it every whit whole”(Science and Health p. 371). As the fear was dispelled from my thought, foreign substances were expelled from my body, and the lesions closed and were completely healed. Soon all inflammation and unsightly discoloration was gone too.
I am very grateful for God’s great love and care for all His/Her children, and the healing power of the Christ,Truth, proved to me in this healing, and available to everyone in need. I am also grateful for the loving, prayerful support of the Christian Science practitioner, and my wife, who is also a student of Christian Science.