I have often enjoyed the Biblical accounts of the inspiration...

I have often enjoyed the Biblical accounts of the inspiration, comfort, care, and sustenance that angels provided to the prophets. Our Master, Christ Jesus, at the moment of his betrayal, said to his disciples, "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?" (Matt. 26:53).

My own special need for sustaining angels occurred when, as a young wife and mother, I experienced tremendous depression. I became overwhelmed with anxiety and paralyzing fear. I was afraid I would hurt either myself or someone else. But I knew deep down that these violent thoughts and images were not my thoughts, and they were certainly not God's thoughts. As the Bible says. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil" (Jer. 29:11).

I contacted a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer. She repudiated every fear that I reported to her with the truth of being. One of the passages she directed me to study in Science and Health reads, "Befogged in error (the error of believing that matter can be intelligent for good or evil), we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea,—the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil" (p. 205).

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Testimony of Healing
One time I was running up the stairs because my sister was...
December 2, 1996

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