Baby’s earache vanishes

As a Christian Scientist who has always relied on God for all my needs, I’ve learned that one good way to approach any challenge is to reflect on past healings that provided joy, comfort, fortitude, and—most of all—restored health. 

My favorite healing took place when I was a new mother. One morning I was awakened at 2:00 to the piercing screams of my baby girl, who was crying and holding her hand to her ear. I picked her up in my arms to comfort her. I recalled that a few days earlier I had been at a gathering of new mothers, and one had talked about how her baby had awakened one morning the previous week with a bad earache. While she related the story, which was full of many details describing the symptoms, I listened but did not address the belief of earaches metaphysically at that point.

As a student of Christian Science, I study truths about God and man from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. In her textbook, Eddy gives a warning I was not heeding that day: “The press unwittingly sends forth many sorrows and diseases among the human family. It does this by giving names to diseases and by printing long descriptions which mirror images of disease distinctly in thought” (pp. 196–197).

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