Dog’s injury healed

It is so much fun to play with my dog Charlie, a little white Maltese. When I hold up a treat, he stands on his hind legs and dances. He is so cute! 

One day Charlie was attacked by a coyote in our backyard. Our daughter found him lying on the grass. The picture was grim. A favorite hymn by Mary Baker Eddy that begins “O gentle presence, peace and joy and power” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 207) immediately sang in our hearts, and this helped us feel that God’s peace and joy and power were right with us. Our daughter and Charlie were both calm and quiet.

One of the first things we did was to love that coyote! In the Bible, the first chapter of Genesis says that God created every creature that moves, and that everything He created is good. We felt God was loving both Charlie and the coyote, so we could, too. We could see that both animals could live harmoniously together in the way described in the book of Isaiah: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together” (11:6). We also remembered that Mrs. Eddy says in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “The divine Love, which made harmless the poisonous viper, which delivered men from the boiling oil, from the fiery furnace, from the jaws of the lion, can heal the sick in every age and triumph over sin and death” (p. 243). We could just take the teeth out of this situation and know that the jaws of the coyote had no effect on Charlie’s spiritual being. By the time we got Charlie to the emergency veterinarian, the wounds were already scabbing over.

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The crystal clear
December 3, 2018

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