Freedom of mobility regained

Walking across a parking lot one morning years ago, I heard a clap of thunder that made me want to bolt to my car to beat the downpour that seemed likely to happen at any minute. But to my surprise, suddenly it felt as though there were lead weights strapped to my legs—I could hardly walk. Despite the fear I felt in that moment, I was able to struggle over to my car before the rainstorm hit. Once inside, I called my husband for prayerful support. He assured me that, as a child of God, I was safe in God’s care and exempt from any danger.

My husband and I had been looking forward to an upcoming trip abroad. However, after those moments in the parking lot, it was tempting to wonder if I would be able to accompany him, as I felt I needed to put my legs up and rest several hours a day. Over the following several months, I studied the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly daily to understand my relation to God in a deeper, clearer way. During this time, I also relied on a favorite line from Mary Baker Eddy’s Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896: “No evidence before the material senses can close my eyes to the scientific proof that God, good, is supreme” (p. 277).

To complement my prayerful study as I worked through this challenge, I also received metaphysical treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. Toward the end of one of our phone conversations, the practitioner shared, “There has never been a time when Love was withheld.” I thanked him and hung up, feeling energized. I totally accepted this truth of divine Love’s all-power and ever-presence, and found myself crying tears of joy and gratitude. In fact, this inspiration had such a powerful and cleansing effect that I was able to release a deep sense of grief I still felt about a family member’s sudden passing a decade earlier. My instantaneous acceptance of God’s omnipresent love annihilated the belief of grief, and at the same time completely healed me of immobility. 

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