The Christian Science Nurse

A Christian Science nurse who had been called on a severe case of illness, became aware, upon entering the home, of great fear and discouragement. She rose spontaneously to the need and, while she was ministering to the physical comfort of the patient, she said in a cheerful and encouraging voice, "Let us realize the presence of the Christ, Truth, instead of the seeming presence of error; let us behold the light of divine Love instead of the apparent darkness of doubt and fear, and let us manifest joyous expectation instead of 'the spirit of heaviness'!" Everyone in the room instantly responded to these healing words of truth. The mesmerism was broken, and the patient's health was soon restored.

Like all sincere workers in the field of Christian Science healing, the Christian Science nurse chooses her work, first of all, because she loves Christian Science; secondly, because she loves mankind with a love that is deep and sincere; and thirdly, because she desires to share in the great emancipative work of making the Christ, Truth, more fully apparent on earth, thereby fulfilling Christ Jesus' commands (Mark 16:15), "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature," and (Matt. 10:8), "Heal the sick." In her selfless labor she is called upon to give of herself unstintingly. She endeavors to express the obedience which Mary Baker Eddy describes in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p.116) thus: "Never absent from your post, never off guard, never ill-humored, never unready to work for God,—is obedience." As a rich reward for her loyalty and devotion, the Christian Science nurse has the priceless privilege of observing the law of divine Love in operation, and of witnessing the fruitage that results from its healing power.

Health under God's Government
June 1, 1946

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