Paralysis reversed

Turning to God to meet any need in life has been natural for me since my early days in the Christian Science Sunday School. So when I suddenly became immobilized from my waist up to my neck while I was in the shower, I immediately turned to God in prayer. The feeling of being in that physical prison was frightening. 

Because it felt as if the structure of my body was being compromised, I reached out to God for one thought, one spiritual truth I could hold to that would lessen the fear and bring healing. Right away the definition of Church from page 583 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy came to thought. It begins, “The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.” In the same way that this definition takes the idea of Church out of a bricks-and-mortar building, I was praying to understand my body as a spiritual concept, not as a material, mortal structure. 

The rest of the definition reads: “The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.” 

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Testimony of Healing
Healing of thyroid deficiency
January 29, 2018

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