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In this occasional series, individuals share how taking Christian Science Primary class instruction has strengthened their spiritual understanding, and brought increasing inspiration and healing to their lives.
A healing support to family
The Psalmist wrote, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me” (Psalms 139:7–10). I have always loved this particular psalm and what it says about God’s nature. I grew up loving the Bible, but it wasn’t until my parents found Christian Science that I felt like I was really beginning to understand the impact the Word could have on my life.
I married young, and by the time I was 21 it seemed as though my husband and I had worked through some important issues and I thought my marriage and my life were going well. I felt ready for Christian Science Primary class instruction and was inspired to apply to a Christian Science teacher’s class in the northern part of the country, even though I lived in the South. In the early part of the year I found out I was accepted for class instruction. Class itself was scheduled for July. Little did I know how much of a strength this instruction was going to be for me.
Shortly after I received the news that I had been accepted for class, my husband informed me that he really did not want to be married after all, and by then I was pregnant. I tried for several months to work through that marital situation, but then my world seemed to collapse when my mother, a student of Christian Science, had a stroke and my family had her taken to the hospital. She could not speak and appeared to be paralyzed on one side of her body. Soon it was time for me to make the decision to leave for class instruction or stay because of my mother’s condition.
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