A Cup of Cold Water in Christ’s Name
J. M., Georgia
About a year ago, we received information that an acquaintance had been stricken ill with a disease, and the prognosis was that it was terminal. I wanted to do something for this person, but I didn’t know what to do, since he’s not a Christian Scientist; but I felt something should be done. It came to me to send him some cards and that this would at least lift his spirits. But it wasn’t the cards so much as what I put in the cards that made the difference. It was the calendar that the Plainfield Church publishes, with all the quotes on it. Every time I’d send him a card, I would cut off the date and include quotes from Mary Baker Eddy, Peter V. Ross, and others. And for the past almost year now, I have been sending him these cards and including these quotes in them, and I’ve received such gratitude from him and his wife for these quotes.
This individual, the doctors have now told him, is out of the woods! His father apparently had the same illness when he was a young man and passed on from it. And now this man is doing extremely well. I know these quotes were a cup of cold water in Christ’s name. I thank you all so much for that.
I just wanted you all to know what a fabulous job you are doing there, and how grateful I am for it. It is inspiring to all Christian Scientists. Being raised in the religion, I never saw or heard things like what comes from Plainfield Church.
This has been such an inspiration to me.