[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of October 15—21 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to you." Heard internationally over more than 950 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 185 - Some First Steps in Divine Healing

QUESTIONER: I think that many people admire the faith of those who rely on prayer for healing, but often they doubt that they could ever take such a step themselves. How does one begin?

SPEAKER: I would say that one begins with a desire to understand God. A first step is acknowledging that there's an intelligent power governing the universe and man. And this power which we call God cares for us and has the capacity to heal us.

We read in the book of Exodus for example (15:26), "I am the Lord that healeth thee." So, the Christian Scientist strives to accept a closeness to or a communion with God which results in healing. You see, turning to God will transform our thinking and our lives. It was the mission of Christ Jesus to teach mankind the need for and the possibility of communion with God.

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