The perfect Love that casts out fear

When I was a small child, in the summertime my mother would sit outside in the backyard in the early evening, and I would climb into her arms for cuddling. We both enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from our backyard, the cooing of the turtledoves, and the peace that would settle like a gentle hush at the close of the day. I felt so loved and cherished, embraced in my mother’s arms.

In my college years, however, when I was on my own, I faced a life-threatening illness that made me feel anything but loved. This condition made me feel so afraid to do anything that it was very difficult to function. At times I had an overwhelming and paralyzing feeling that at any moment my life might end. But I had seen beautiful healings in our family through Christian Science treatment and had heard countless testimonies of healing in church, and thinking about this gave me confidence that this illness, too, could be healed through prayer. 

I had Christian Science treatment from a Christian Science practitioner, and I was praying too, searching the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, with all my heart for the healing light of divine Truth. There I discovered spiritual ideas that brought comfort and peace and gave me hope to press on.

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Unplugging evil
February 24, 2020

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