Mobility restored

As we get our gardens ready in the spring by preparing the ground to receive the beauty that will come forth, so in many ways we do the same for ourselves in our prayers. We first prepare our mental soil to be ready to let our beauty show forth. How do we do that? First, we listen to God. Next, we turn to our tools: the Bible; the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy; the Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly; and the articles and testimonies in the Christian Science periodicals.  

I had an opportunity to both listen to God and use these tools in taking care of my mental garden. One day, after a brief walk, my hip and leg started giving me a lot of pain. After about a week, it became increasingly difficult to be mobile. I knew this problem was not true of my being because I am a child of God, created spiritually. In Science and Health, we read: “Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness” (p. 475).

I began to devote more time to studying thoroughly the weekly Bible Lesson and reading the Christian Science periodicals and Science and Health. Over the years, I have read Science and Health from beginning to end, so I started again at the beginning. As I studied and prayed, I turned away from the noise of the physical senses, quieted my thinking, and expected to hear thoughts and intuitions from God that would provide a solution to this situation. Going into my mental “closet” and shutting out human concerns helped me feel closer to God and realize His presence right then. After another week, though, my continued lack of mobility became very troubling, so I called a Christian Science practitioner for help. It was comforting to know he was praying for me, knowing me as the perfect spiritual image of God. I also appreciated the support I received from my wife.

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