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God’s all-power proven in quick healings
I am a lifelong Christian Scientist and have had many healings through the practice of Christian Science. One of the healings that inspired me most happened when I was in college.
I burned my finger while ironing. I looked at the blister that was forming and thought of this passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Harmony in man is as beautiful as in music, and discord is unnatural, unreal” (p. 304). I understood then that discord in the form of a blister could be no part of me. It was not in the definition of me anymore than discord could be music. In the Glossary of Science and Health, man is defined as “the compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind” (p. 591). Nothing unlike Spirit could sneak into that true definition and make me believe in something I wasn’t. It also came to me that no matter how small this error was, it was right for me to refute it.
An hour later I attended my weekly college Christian Science organization meeting. While listening to readings from the Bible and Science and Health, I remembered the ironing incident and searched my fingers for the blister. It was totally gone. This demonstrated to me the nothingness of matter and the all-power of God. As Mrs. Eddy writes, “God, Spirit, being all, nothing is matter” (Science and Health, p. 113).
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