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. 

Well, this was Love’s event, and I felt impelled to offer to help, trusting Love’s power to enable me to meet the need. I did, and it came to me to continue quietly expressing my gratitude to God. In fact, I hung on every word of the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly as it was read to the congregation as the sermon; I thanked God for every single idea in it, for Christ Jesus and his healing works, and for divine Truth, Life, and Love. I was not tempted to cough, and I felt that the whole congregation was enveloped in God’s love. 

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