Lump in breast healed

Last winter a lump developed in my breast. It started to become painful, especially when I strapped on the car seat belt.

One particularly cold, snowy day, after spending the morning studying that week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, which was on the subject “Truth,” I spent the afternoon quietly pondering its message and listening for fresh inspiration. One of the points brought out by the Lesson was that Truth, God, is actively at work in our consciousness through qualities such as trust, willingness to listen to God, and devotion to good. The Lesson included this statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Matter is neither intelligent nor creative” (p. 89). This idea assured me that only Godlike qualities were developing in me; matter had no power to create anything ungodlike in me or anyone else.

The Lesson also included the story found in First Kings of Elijah healing a woman’s child. The Bible tells us that Elijah took the child “from her bosom” and brought it “up to a loft where [Elijah] abode and laid him upon his own bed” (17:19). Figuratively speaking, to hold or keep something in one’s bosom is to cherish it dearly. The story prompted me to ask myself what thoughts I was cherishing. I know that my deepest desire is to know God and to know myself as His child. I also know that this desire comes from God and is, therefore, being tenderly cared for by Him—just as the child was cared for by Elijah.

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