Effects of spider bite reversed

My family and I had been studying Christian Science for about eight years when, as a young college student, I suffered a spider bite on my lower leg, which became swollen and painful during the night. 

I held to a loved verse in Psalm 91: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (verse 11). I prayed to see my perfection and innocence as a child of the one, infinite God, and affirmed that God’s ideas cannot harm one another. 

I also called a Christian Science practitioner, who asked me to study Mary Baker Eddy’s answer to the question “What is man?” which begins on page 475 of the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. She assured me that I was that man, made in God’s image and likeness, and suggested that I replace the word man with my name as I read. Studying this passage strengthened my understanding that I did not have a separate mind from God but was “the conscious identity of being as found in Science, in which man is the reflection of God, or Mind, and therefore is eternal.” To read that man “has not a single quality underived from Deity” was definitely a wake-up call. 

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