A couple of days after Christmas, one of my family members was scheduled to fly back home that afternoon. But when he awoke in the morning, he was so ill, it didn’t look like there was any way he could take a flight, let alone leave the house with dominion over the body.
As I prayed for his health, I knew that the picture of sickness was a lie about him. He was not a sick man, but a healthy and well child of God. What the material senses depicted was not his truth to live out and express. Through a higher understanding of his true individuality in Spirit, the sickness could be reversed and replaced with a picture of health and wellness, I knew.
I kicked the image of illness out of mind and let the truth about his spiritual individuality take its place.
I knew he lived in Mind, where there is only good happening. In the environment of Mind, there is no dangerous germ, virus or bacteria. There is no contagion to fear, but the omnipresence of Love to reflect, express and enjoy.
This man had never been exposed to anything harmful. His health was not fickle, variable or susceptible to loss. Health was a permanent part of his being that had never been lost.
He was not a suffering mortal, but an invincible immortal.
There was no reason for him to suffer, but there were multiple spiritual reasons for him to be well.
I continued to know that he was not governed by chance, other people’s fears, or a so-called seasonal illness. He was a spiritual man, governed by God, protected by Love and empowered by Truth to be well and to stay well.
After finding my peace about his enduring spiritual perfection with God, an hour later he was in the kitchen gathering some food to eat, which was huge progress. His strength returned quickly. The functions of his body returned to normal, and we took him to the airport that afternoon in very happy spirits and sound health.
Christian Science is awesome. It gives us a ready means to keep our health intact and leave illness behind.