Chest pains overcome

This past spring my wife and I had driven to a wetlands area to walk for about two miles, watching and photographing birds. Shortly after leaving the car, I was seized with pain in my chest and back. I became nauseated, and I felt as though I would lose consciousness.

The thought persisted that I should tell my wife I was having problems. But very clearly another thought came, “Why tell someone a lie about yourself?” I silently declared that what I was experiencing was not true about God’s man, which I knew to be my spiritual identity, as we learn in Christian Science. Specifically, “Every function of the real man is governed by the divine Mind. . . . The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. . . . All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 151). 

Based on those truths, I reasoned that no function of my body could be controlled by matter. Because I was totally under God’s government, every organ and activity in my body must be harmonious, pure, and perfect, and not subject to any discord evidenced by the material senses. 

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