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. 

I knew that sentence had come by divine inspiration. So I quickly considered its meaning, and then, as if compelled by a power beyond myself, I mentally repeated the sentence with a growing conviction that it was the truth God had given us to meet the need at hand. Doing this was my way of witnessing, or attesting, to the power of God to harmoniously govern all. Then, without any physical effort on the child’s part or mine, a piece of hard candy came flying out of his mouth as if propelled. 

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