Complete Demonstration

Speaking of Jesus, the master Metaphysician, Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 51 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "His purpose in healing was not alone to restore health, but to demonstrate his divine Principle."

A pointed proof of this statement is seen in the healing of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment and was instantly healed, as recorded in the eighth chapter of Luke's Gospel. The Master saw to it that his divine Principle, not superstition, received credit for the demonstration. Merely touching his material garment had not brought about the healing. He made it plain that the touch, or call for help, had reached the Christ, his divine understanding, when he said to the woman, "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole." He also saw to it that the woman acknowledged the benefit received, thus dissipating any mystery about the healing. The Bible explains clearly, "And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately." This was an example of a complete demonstration of his divine Principle: an earnest, heart-hungry desire for Christ-healing put into execution, prayer answered, and then the admission that the Christ, Truth, heals.

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