Severe sore throat healed

In the fall of 2002, I struggled on and off with a sore throat. I worked with a Christian Science practitioner, but after several weeks I went to a Christian Science nursing facility because the symptoms had become more aggressive. The condition wasn’t diagnosed medically, but the symptoms included inflamed tonsils, to the extent that I could not eat, drink, or even swallow for several days. I was in a lot of pain and had trouble sleeping, and I was scared about my inability to drink water. 

On the second night at the facility, still unable to swallow, I decided that the next day I would go to the hospital. But early on the morning of the third day, I was listening to Sentinel Radio tapes, when one of the Christian Science nurses came into the room and talked with me for a few minutes. She said: “Two plus two is not equal to four plus a broken leg, tonsil infection, or anything else. Two plus two equals four.” This was a reminder that God created man in His own image and likeness (see Genesis 1:26, 27), and therefore man is already complete, and nothing can be added to or taken away from him.

I had heard the math analogy before, and it had made sense intellectually, but this time I instantly understood it in a deeper, spiritual way. I caught a glimpse of God as divine Principle. It was clear to me that because God is good, anything He creates must also be good. This is a law, and God’s law transcends supposed material laws that insist sickness is real. A belief in material laws does not make them true. Just as an equation rests on mathematical principles, my health and my being rest on God as divine Principle. Sickness is a misunderstanding to be corrected. 

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