A holy night brings rest and freedom from fever

I vividly remember how quickly a healing came to our family when four words from a hymn and some tiny gleams of light, brought me insight into the significance of the Christmas story and the Bethlehem star.

When our first daughter was a child, she had been feeling quite sick and feverish one holiday night. As prayer had always been our healthcare choice, we were leaning on God's love during this time, turning to Christian Science treatment in order to find healing. Our children had learned from the time they were small that they could count on God as an always-present Caregiver and Provider. And that evil in any form, including sickness, was not part of His creation. We had often talked about God as Father-Mother and the Love that keeps us happy and well. We are made in Love's "image" and "likeness," as the Bible records. Our prayers included gratitude for these facts.

During moments of fear or doubt, our family had often sung hymns to affirm that God was real and powerfully good, and healing would follow.

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