The Healings by the Wayside

A study of the Gospels reveals the fact that many of Jesus' healings took place by the wayside, as he traveled and taught in the Syrian hills and the Galilean valleys. Even as he was about to be led out of Gethsemane he healed the severed ear of Malchus, servant of the high priest. In the agony of those hours in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus in his distress truned to his heavenly Father, and, as Luke records, "there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him."

When we realize through Christian Science the full significance of that angel, that comforting thought from God, and consider how uplifted the thought of Jesus must have been to receive the message, we can understand why he could instantly restore the severed ear, even for one who seemed to be his enemy. Had Jesus admitted enmity, had he seen anything as real but God's likeness, he could not have healed Malchus. The tranquil thought of the Master knew that the hatred which had conspired to destroy him was no part of the real man, God's image; and this understanding prevented the error from gaining an entrance into his consciousness for even the briefest moment.

Inspiration Omnipresent
May 28, 1938

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