The divine healing impetus

When I was still a newer student of Christian Science, my family had an experience that was instructive on how spiritual healing occurs. We had just finished a family celebration when our young son came to my side with a very unusual look on his face. I asked what the matter was, but he just looked at me with a stunned sort of look. I picked him up in my arms, not knowing at all what the trouble might be. Feeling that the need was immediate, I reached out to God and listened for guidance, knowing God as the supreme, all-powerful Principle communicating spiritual truth to our consciousness.

A thought familiar to me from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy came right away: “Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action” (p. 283). Honestly, this seemed like an odd inspiration; the child appeared to be moving normally in all respects. But when I looked at his face again, he still had the same expression and didn’t answer my question. 

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