Free from migraines and caffeine addiction

Suffering from a debilitating chronic ailment can be extremely discouraging. But as Mary Baker Eddy wrote in the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings” (p. vii). And in the textbook she relates the story of a Mr. Clark, who suffered chronically from a hip wound caused by falling on a wooden spike when he was a child (see pp. 192–194). The wound never completely healed, and eventually worsened to a point where it was deemed fatal by medical authority. Called to the case, Mrs. Eddy, through prayer alone, restored Mr. Clark to health soon after entering the home where he lay dying. At the conclusion of this account, she explains the power at work in this prayer-effected healing: “It has been demonstrated to me that Life is God and that the might of omnipotent Spirit shares not its strength with matter or with human will.” 

What stands out to me in this quote is her absolute conviction that Spirit is the only power at work in healing. Material means and human will did not enhance Spirit’s strength and restorative power in Mr. Clark’s case. Omnipotent divine Spirit is sufficient by itself and needs no assistance, since Spirit is the “sustaining infinite” that blesses those who lean on it.

Testimony of Healing
Severely burned hand healed
December 3, 2018

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