One of the many healings I have had in Christian Science led to...

One of the many healings I have had in Christian Science led to my regaining a sense of spiritual dominion. Upon leaving a public building one rainy evening and walking briskly along a concrete sidewalk, I came to an unexpected step and fell. Some dear friends, who are Christian Scientists, picked me up and took me home. A Christian Science practitioner was called upon for prayerful help, as I was in great pain and unable to think clearly or move. Some effects of the fall that needed healing were malfunction of organs, abnormal circulation, shock, and lack of control. The practitioner gave my husband references from Mrs. Eddy's writings to read to me. Two of these were from Science and Health (pp. 380–381): "Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man, is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God" and "It is man's moral right to annul an unjust sentence, a sentence never inflicted by divine authority."

In a day or so I was more cognizant, and I gained inspiration from listening to recordings of Unity of Good by Mrs. Eddy. However, the situation still appeared to me to be so hopeless that I reached out longingly to God, praying, "He restoreth my soul." To these words of the twenty-third Psalm Mrs. Eddy adds "Love," the synonym for God: "[Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]" (Science and Health, p. 578). This absolute truth filled my being and broke the mesmerism of discouragement. I knew that the healing power of the Christ was ever present and operative; that God's law results in perfect adjustment. I knew, too, that I had to look away from the body to God, Spirit, who is Truth and Love. I needed to replace the false pictures with the truth of being—that man is God's own image; that he lives in Spirit, indestructible and eternal, not in matter; that no aggressive suggestions could delay the demonstration of these truths. The Lord's Prayer, with its spiritual interpretation, the answer to the question "What is man?" and "the scientific statement of being" from Science and Health were constant companions. One reference from the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly was particularly arresting (Science and Health, p. 335): "Nothing but Spirit, Soul, can evolve Life, for Spirit is more than all else." Christian Science does indeed regenerate, restore, heal. Within several weeks I was able to resume my church and home duties with joy and freedom.

I am deeply grateful for the help of the dedicated practitioner. This healing led to my gaining a glimpse of the fact that man has never fallen. I am grateful, too, that the peoples throughout the world may experience the inspiration and blessings of this healing Christ Science.

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Testimony of Healing
It was time for my semester finals
August 8, 1977

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