The power and permanence of innocence

“I was so grateful that I was healed and that I could rejoin the family fun, and that I was able to play with the friends I met at the campground” (“God’s truth washes away pain,” Sentinel, April 17, 2017). This is just one of the healing accounts that have been shared by children in the Christian Science Sentinel. Reading through these accounts is refreshingly instructive, as the children write about how they prayed and healed everything from injuries and illnesses, to bullying and a range of fears. They illustrate that innocence—a quality of God that includes not a single element of evil in Himself or His creation—and a childlike confidence in God bring healing, and many times bring it quickly! What convincing evidence of the power of innocence to heal.

In these accounts, innocence empowers the children to claim Truth and its healing outcomes in their own way. Their childlike thoughts lead us to know that we are all, as children of God, empowered to experience the fullness of the kingdom of God. As Christ Jesus put it in Mark 10:15, “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” As God’s children, innocence defines us. This quality of God brings out the freshness of God’s love, the perpetual purity of Life, and the irreproachable virtue of Truth. Fresh, pure, irreproachable, innocent. This is who we are.

Bible Lens
Bible Lens—December 4–10, 2017
December 4, 2017

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