Healing symptoms of a cold

May 3, 2024 | 18 comments

Here’s a link to an article I wrote that was published in my local newspaper on May 1st; “Prayer and faith in God’s power can help heal us.”  

I tell how prayer rapidly dissolved symptoms of a cold.

P.S.  You can ignore the photo attached to the article. That wasn’t from me!

18 thoughts on “Healing symptoms of a cold”

  1. Yes, Thank you Evan, I just realized that I have not had a cold for several years and it seemed like I used to get them at least once every year. I am reminded that one must be on guard every moment when they are in group situations and others are discussing health problems they are having. What are we accepting as truths?

    1. So true, Dennis and thank you, Evan for the wonderful article you shared with us
      and your community. Guarding against contagion of any kind is so important, be
      it from changeable weather, being around others who seem to be experiencing
      symptoms of mortal mind’s acceptance, like teachers of children, or youngsters
      themselves, seem to be – with conflicting suggestions that go against what we
      believe is true. God’s healing power gives us the protection that we need to
      counter any circumstance that is contrary to whatever tries to take away our
      God-given harmony, health and peace.

    2. Yes agreed Dennis, I’m often tempted to join in and “talk matter” when others are discussing physical problems, and sometimes I do. I know lots of “natural remedies” I can share, but that is still coming from a false basis of believing we are material beings in need of a material remedy. In CS we learn that the Mind of God tells us all we need to know about ourselves as purely spiritual, to see through the almost universally accepted material beliefs.

      Thanks Evan, you explained so nicely and clearly how you prayed to see through the lie that tried to present itself to you. Even a lay audience reading your local paper can begin to have their thought expanded and see to how they might apply these kinds of truths in their experience. A great gift to the public. I see why you mentioned the photo they ran was not from you, it’s kind of humorous to see “cold medicine” pictured with an article about spiritual healing.

  2. Wonderful article, thank you Evan! I liked your comment about not having to “wave the white flag” of surrender to bodily symptoms which can try to aggressively bully and intimidate us. We may feel like we don’t have a choice but to surrender, but we do when we have more faith and allegiance in God. It made me think of this comment by Libby Jones:
    “Stand our ground and mentally plant our flag of freedom! What is true of God is true for me! Mentally acknowledge our innate freedom as God’s child. God cares for all His children equally, and Truth embraces all.”

      1. Hi Rose and thanks. Libby Jones is a CS practitioner who wrote an article containing that excerpt in one of the CS publications. I’m sorry, but I didn’t keep the name of the article. It’s one of the many inspiring spiritual truths that I’ve saved. 🙂

          1. What a wonderful talk, and so inspiring! Thank you so much Rose for including this talk by Libby Jones – I really enjoyed listening to it!

  3. Thank you Evan for composing this article in a universal language that speaks to folks of a variety of religion’s persuasions, and for bringing a healing influence to your community.

    Whenever I feel the symptoms of sickness coming on, I find valuable instruction from Mary Baker Eddy on pages 390 and 391 of Science and Health. “When the first symptoms of disease appear, dispute the testimony of the material senses with divine Science. …….”Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him.” Suffer no claim of sin or of sickness to grow upon the thought. Dismiss it with an abiding conviction that it is illegitimate, because you know that God is no more the author of sickness than He is of sin.”…….. “Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion again them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body.”

    Thankful for all the inspired posts on Spiritview! May you all enjoy a beautiful weekend!

  4. Thank you very much indeed, Evan, for your testimony, so simple to understand, just having faith in God, knowing He is in control of my health and body. We learn, that we have a spiritual body.
    Wrightly said, but it must be demonstrated. In my schoolyears and later I was afraid to get a cold when I saw others seemingly having it. My fault at that time was, I just had fear and did not at all do prayerful work for the situation. Today I know better; the fear must be healed and faith in God`s Omnipotence and Everpresence must be established in my thinking. Sometimes I used to pray that God may give me some more faith. He will give faith to us, as Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health on page387:28: “The history of Christianity furnishes sublime proofs of the supporting influence and protecting power bestowed on man by his heavenly Father, omnipotent Mind, who gives man faith and understanding whereby to defend himself, not only from temptation, but from bodily suffering.,” I love this passage as it gives us assurance God is with us giving us what we need and healing us!
    Dear Evan, I am really grateful for all you do for us, helping and teaching and healing and comforting, thank you!! 🙂

  5. Thank you for this wonderful article, Evan and all for your sharing. So helpful!
    It is good to be reminded of who we are honoring – God as a supremely good influence
    or admitting and honoring a lesser power in control. What a contrast of relying on
    divine Love rather than what might be represented by a cold, feelings of being separated
    from our true being. Would it be like being shivering, outside on an icy, blustery winter
    day (mortal mind’s belief in a so-called cold), or being indoors, cozy, by a warm fire
    enwrapped in the arms of Divine Love/God? I think we all would prefer the latter,
    and that is how God perceives us all of the time, despite what the mortal senses
    seem to portray with lack or something opposed to this Goodness.

  6. Thank you Carol for your loving comment; they are always so nice and comforting.♡

    Thank you, Rose, for the talk in “bring a vessel” for God’s thoughs and qualities! Such a helpful and very lovely talk!♡

    Thanks all for your comments and have a blessed and joyful weekend!♡♡♡

    1. Awww, thank you, Uta. Such kind words you share are also so nice and
      And Rose, the talk from Libby Jones was great. Thank you! I particularly liked
      where she had her children share the synonyms of God and how when a
      younger child might not have wanted to share, an older one helped out in
      such a sweet way. Very loving. Such a feeling of family Love expressed in
      their household…And when their son arrived home after the rough and rainy
      motorcycle journey, how he emptied his boot. LOL A symbol of the vessel
      of Love and protection that guarded him along the way safely. Very inspiring!

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