The Inevitable Change

God , divine Principle, does not change. Infinite Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit—these do not change. But the fears, suspicions, doubts, discords, which are believed in and talked about on every hand, must change, if God's government is ever to be established on earth.

Mary Baker Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 269), "Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul." A young student of Christian Science proved the truth of this statement some years ago. From her earliest recollections she had noticed a small fleshy lump on her body. It had given her no trouble, and she paid little attention to it. A day came, however, when swelling and inflammation appeared, and she realized that the time had come to get rid of the trouble. She worked faithfully, but there was no apparent change. Often the suggestion of some simple material method of removal would come to her hindering her work. One night, when the suggestion seemed more aggressive than usual, she took a firm stand and exclaimed, "Why, what I want is not to remove something from my body, but to clear all error out of my consciousness." With this declaration she experienced a great sense of peace, and retired. The next morning she found that the offending lump had dropped off, leaving a perfectly clean surface without a scar.

This same student was one day climbing the stairs in her home rather slowly and painfully, because of a difficulty with her knee, when she suddenly realized and declared out loud, "I am not bowing the knee to Baal; I am a Christian Scientist." She then continued with perfect ease, and there was no return of the trouble. She had simply exchanged her belief in a diseased body for the acknowledgment of her real status as a follower of Christ.

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Answered Prayer
March 9, 1946

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