The one true healer

In various ways, the Bible conveys the message that we can demonstrate the healing power of God through understanding and obedience. Healing is not a personal ability. In Christian Science we learn that God is the only healer, and because in truth we are God’s image and likeness, we are able to reflect His healing power as we understand and demonstrate our real selfhood. The simple fact that God, who is Truth and Love, is the healer lifts a burdensome sense of personal responsibility to bring about healing either for oneself or for one’s neighbor, and supports our prayers when the work seems hard. The Bible shows us that mankind is never without the omnipotent help of divine Love when we are working out our salvation.

Think of our Exemplar, Christ Jesus. The work he was required to do, his divine mission, was to be the Way-shower for all mankind. That’s an incredible responsibility. Yet, while Jesus knew the immensity of his mission and struggled in the garden of Gethsemane, he placed the responsibility for his mission on God, not on himself. “My burden is light,” he said (Matthew 11:30). As the Son of God, Jesus’ understanding of the power of God, Spirit, over the material senses, was what made his burden light and enabled him to perform his mighty works. It was not a belief that he had any personal power of his own.

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