A matter of law

A student of Christian Science was healed of injuries received in a fall on the stairs in her home. She had landed with considerable force, striking her back on the edge of the last step. She remembers being conscious of a firm conviction that an accident could not separate her from God's loving care for even an instant. This angel message was comforting and calming. She immediately turned to Christianly scientific prayer, which had healed her many times in the past.

For several days and nights she sat in a chair, propped in pillows. The instructions in Christian Science for dealing with the effects of an accident are clear: "Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be." Science and Health, p. 397. This quotation is found in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy.

Through a diligent study of the Bible, and the writings of Mrs. Eddy, the Christian Scientist sought a better understanding of the reason she couldn't be hurt. Christian Science teaches that man is the spiritual idea of God, the expression of God. The Bible specifically states that God is Spirit (see John 4:24); God is Love (see I John 4:8); God is true (see II Cor. 1:18); God is light (see I John 1:5). Then, it logically follows that man expresses Spirit's strength, Soul's radiance, Love's tenderness, Truth's faultless nature. Hardly a description of a poor suffering mortal! The Bible teaches that God is Shepherd, or Father. He watches over, cares for, and protects His children. Healing comes through an understanding that man is idea in the divine Mind rather than what mortal mind would have us believe—physique in a world of matter.

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Irrevocably linked to God
March 26, 1984

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