Quick and complete freedom for our child

It was another mild and sunny day in California in December. My family was on vacation with relatives for the holidays, and during lunch, just before nap time, our younger son began to cough aggressively. While the state of California at that time had moved to safely and fully reopen, Covid-19 was still a major concern for many, so my wife and I began to pray to alleviate fear. The Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, explains, “When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 368).

We knew we needed to fully replace the fear with a firm understanding of God’s present care for our child and our family. While we wanted to address fear through prayer, we were mindful of those around us who didn’t practice Christian Science, so we ended our lunch and took our children to our bedroom for nap time. My wife and I knew that our younger son needed to be healed, and immediately. Gratefully, we also had a spiritual conviction that this could be healed right then through Christian Science treatment.

After getting our older son down for his nap, my wife and I let his little brother rest with us. He was hot, uncomfortable, and coughing. We gave him the focused attention and love the situation deserved and did our best to make him comfortable, while praying to understand his true, spiritual identity as a child of God.

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