Back pain healed

In Christian Science we learn that nothing can impede God’s action. I had to reason this way several years ago after I awoke one Monday morning with severe back pain that prevented me from going to school to teach my fourth grade class. I had also been feeling burdened by complaints from some parents that my expectations were too high for their children; the physical pain seemed like an outgrowth of this mental weight.

I called a Christian Science practitioner that morning after realizing I needed to be obedient to Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that says, “If students do not readily heal themselves, they should early call an experienced Christian Scientist to aid them” (p. 420). The practitioner pointed out that man is God’s precious child, harmonious, flexible, standing with Principle, and “leaning on the sustaining infinite” (Science and Health, p. vii). She also shared that “in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28) and that “…man is the ultimatum of perfection, and by no means the medium of imperfection” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 79).

From the Editors
Promises kept
December 10, 2012

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