Healed in church

We can experience healing anywhere, anytime, but one Sunday a few months ago, I felt the benefit of healing in church. I wasn’t sure I could attend, since I wasn’t feeling well and was afraid I might cough uncontrollably. I had been praying with and understanding better what a hymn by Charles H. Barlow means when it says, “The ‘one far-off divine event’ / Is now, and that event is Love” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 391). I began to see that if the unfoldment of my day was Love’s event, I couldn’t be unwise or mistaken in my activities, because God, Love, is never unwise or mistaken. 

Listening for divine direction, I felt led to attend the service at my local branch Church of Christ, Scientist. I set off, giving thanks to God for every detail along the road—the trees, the color, the courtesy of other drivers, the sense of order. I had a little plan: I would sit at the back of the church so that I could make an escape if necessary. But divine Love had a different plan. When I arrived, I found that someone was needed to operate the CD player for the solo, and doing so meant sitting in the middle of the church. 

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