Healing of stiff and painful knees

For several years, I hadn’t been able to squat down or kneel on the floor because my knees and muscles were too stiff. Or, if I could kneel on one knee or both, I couldn’t stay down because my knees would be painful. Then, I couldn’t get myself up without someone’s help. During this time, I couldn’t kneel at the end of the Christian Science Communion service on Sacrament Sunday. I cherished this activity, and I knew I could demonstrate the freedom that would allow me to participate.

Communion services in Churches of Christ, Scientist, happen twice a year, so between them I prayed and treated this issue through Christian Science, but I didn’t seem able to make much progress. However, at an annual meeting on the practice of Christian Science healing, I heard an address on being “divinely driven” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 152). I reasserted with fresh inspiration my desire to be healed of this lack of uninhibited movement.

I began to pray daily with one of Mrs. Eddy’s statements that tells us how we can heal “with scientific certainty.” It reads: “Hold perpetually this thought,—that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being” (Science and Health, p. 496).

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