"I am with you alway"

In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy says, "When the omnipotence of God is preached and His absoluteness is set forth, Christian sermons will heal the sick" (p. 345). That this is indeed true has been proved many times in Christian Science churches, and instances of healing during the services have often been related in our Wednesday evening meetings. I had a beautiful experience of the truth of this statement when attending The Mother Church in Boston one Sunday morning some time since. I had awakened with a sense of weakness and pain so intense that I began to fear I would be unable to attend the service; but I had come many miles in order to have this privilege, and determined not to admit for an instant that I could be kept from the blessing.

I was able to get to the church, but the pain seemed to increase until the time for the Lesson-Sermon. Then, although still suffering, I was able, through divine strength, to lift my thought and to hear most of the Lesson, when I was suddenly impressed by these words of Christ Jesus, which were being read from the Bible: "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." I said mentally, "Yes, I do believe that all things are possible to God, for I have had many proofs of His power." Then these words were read: "If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole." And I said, "I have touched the hem of Christ's garment, for I have begun the study of Christian Science."

Immediately I began to feel a greater sense of freedom, and then, as I heard these words from Science and Health: "Spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God" (p. 567), I knew that I was perfectly healed through this inspired Christian sermon to which I had been listening. My gratitude was indeed great, not only for the freedom from pain, but for the added proof of God's nearness and the realization that His power and goodness are ever available to those who seek divine aid in the Christ-way.

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Every-day Overcoming
February 21, 1914

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