Ducks, decoys, and spiritual healing

When we're facing sickness, sin, or any form of evil, the way to victory is to maintain our spiritual altitude and not be decoyed into believing a lie.

Answers to our prayers can come in creative and even humorous ways at times. One day my answer came as the mental image of two ducks flying side by side.

But let me backtrack a minute to tell you what my prayer was all about. You see, a friend had called me for prayerful help in Christian Science to overcome depression and flu symptoms. As I prayed to see God's allness and direction in this situation, it became clear to me that the problem was actually a temptation to my friend to believe that God, good, was not omnipotent. It was a decoy, in effect, that would sidetrack my friend and me from worshiping only God. I saw the powerless unreality of depression and contagious illness in the presence of God's omnipotent tender love for and delight in His creation.

September 24, 1990

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