Unsightly growths disappear

In April of 1998 an ugly growth appeared on my face. By early summer the growth was about the size of a dime, and it was right next to my nose, where I could see it every time I looked into the mirror to shave or comb my hair. Fortunately, I was quite tan, so others generally didn't notice it. I knew that "the Bible contains the recipe for all healing" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 406). So I went to the Bible for help. I found this statement: "The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night" (Ps. 121:6). This was a great comfort.

Searching further, I read where Christ Jesus said, "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12). This, I knew, was the true spiritual light, which could not hurt me; it could only bless me. Science and Health explains, "God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good" (pp. 503–504).

I prayed each day, using the truths I discovered from my study of the Bible and Science and Health. I noticed that the growth stopped getting larger, but it was still there every time I had to look into the mirror. Then I remembered that when I was a student in a Christian Science Sunday School many years before, I'd had a nice healing of a skin condition. At that time, the teacher had discussed with my class of twelve-year-old boys the fact that children can be healers, too. She read from the Bible in Luke where it is recorded that when Jesus was just a young boy, his parents found him in the temple, discussing the Scriptures with the priests and doctors of the law (see chap. 2:42–52). That impressed me.

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January 31, 2000

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