Heaven’s own Healing Air


Our weather committee works on various situations around the world, and they do a wonderful job. Recently we got a message concerning New Jersey — although I’m sure it affects other places as well — that this time of year is the season for a lot of pollen.

When our son was a teenager, he had some allergy problems, and through Christian Science treatment he was totally healed of it. There has not been a trace of it ever since. I’ve been thinking and praying about that, and there are many things that I use to work with.

One thing that Mrs. Eddy says on page 175 of Science and Health is, “What an abuse of natural beauty to say that a rose, the smile of God, can produce suffering! The joy of its presence, its beauty and fragrance, should uplift the thought, and dissuade any sense of fear or fever. It is profane to fancy that the perfume of clover and the breath of new-mown hay can cause glandular inflammation, sneezing, and nasal pangs.” I thought this was wonderful, “profane.” It’s profane to think those things because they are not of God! She lays it down so clearly, and so well.

Then there are beautiful hymns that I often use. Pollen is said to float through the air and affect people’s breathing. We know that is not the truth, and Christian Science gives the answer! In Hymn 218, “The freer step, the fuller breath,” Hymn 284, “Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath, the Christian’s native air,” and in Hymn 195, “Girt with the love of God, on every side, I breathe that love as heaven’s own healing air;” and in Hymn 145, “In atmosphere of Love divine, we live, and move, and breathe.”

These are so beautiful and so helpful and it is the truth. All of us live under divine law. The idea that anything could harm any of God’s children is a human mortal suggestion, that is only meant to be broken and destroyed because it is not the truth of God’s creation. God created all and “behold, it was very good.” I’m so grateful for the wonderful answers we find in Christian Science, whatever our problem might seem to be.

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