My children's healings

When my daughter was about three years old, we moved into a new home. The former owners had left some trash, old cans and things in the yard. My daughter went outside and was playing in the yard when she found an old can. She came to me after a little while and said, “A can bit me” and showed me her fingers, which had some bites on them. I told her, “Oh no, cans can’t bite—show me what you were playing with.” So she showed me the can, and inside it were two big black widow spiders. 

I was alarmed, so I took my daughter into the house and got her involved in quietly playing in a bedroom. Other than telling me she had been bitten, she didn’t complain of any painful symptoms. I had been reading the Christian Science Bible Lesson, so I read this citation from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind—called devil or evil—is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or reality” (p. 469). I must have read and prayed with that line 50 times. It was exactly what I needed to know. I called a Christian Science practitioner and she said she’d start praying for us right away. I felt confident and assured that everything was all right. My husband came home at lunch, and I asked him to dispose of the can in the yard. That day our daughter remained perfectly well, and the physical evidence of spider bites lasted only a short while.

From the Editors
The leaven is at work
September 23, 2013

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