No more need for eyeglasses

For decades I had very good eyesight. But when I reached “middle age,” my vision became blurred, such that I could not read small print or see to drive at night. For many years I had relied on Christian Science to meet physical problems, so when this situation came up, I again turned to Christian Science. However, the eyesight did not improve, and I went to an optometrist, who prescribed glasses. He implied that I could expect to wear them for the rest of my life. And when I went to renew my driver’s license, a restriction was placed on it indicating that I needed the corrective lenses to legally drive.

I was pleased that with the glasses I could see as I had before, but I determined to challenge metaphysically the thought that the need to wear them would remain a permanent part of my experience. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses” (p. 214). I knew this statement to be true, because God, Spirit, is all; and I very much desired to demonstrate its truth with regard to my vision. So, instead of giving in to the temptation to feel cross about having to wear glasses, I prayed to better understand that the real, spiritual senses are unlimited and indestructible.

I felt as if a whole new understanding of scientific prayer opened up to me. The focus of my prayers shifted from simply trying to heal something, to trying to better understand God as Soul. I saw symbols of Soul’s beauty and order all around me, and I realized that all God’s creations are eternal spiritual ideas, not material beings. While I no longer prayed specifically for improvement in my eyesight, I realized that as I grew in my understanding of the nature of God, I was gaining a sense of freedom from the general mortal belief that man ages and needs material aids to function.

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