In the Bible, evil is first symbolized by a talking serpent in the book of Genesis. By the end of the Bible, in the book of Revelation, the serpent has grown into a giant dragon.
It is heartening to know that there is no such thing as a talking serpent, and dragons are products of the human imagination. Have you ever seen a talking serpent or dragon in real-life? Nope. They don’t exist.
Using non-existent creatures as symbols for evil is the Bible’s way of teaching humanity the unreality of evil. As one grows in their understanding of the omnipresence and omnipotence of God, evil’s seeming power fades away into its native nothingness, and healing happens.
My father-in-law was fond of telling others one of his favorite Christian Science healings that gave him further insights into the unreality of evil. A physical ailment he had been suffering from had been unyielding to prayer for several weeks. Frustrated, he told a Christian Science practitioner that there was no improvement no matter how much he prayed. The practitioner replied, “Well, John, don’t let the great dragon become a drag-on in your life.”
The mesmerism broke. He realized that he had been making a reality of the problem—a reality of the dragon, and thus the reason it had not been yielding.
He went back to the basics of Christian Science and got metaphysically clear that there is no dragon and there is no evil, that there is only the omnipresence of God’s good. The healing came rapidly.
So, no more drag-ons in your life!
“Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle. Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them” Science and Health, p. 567.