Deep wound healed

I had a new kitchen knife for chopping vegetables and was using it for the first time. While chopping a carrot, I accidentally sliced into one of my fingers. The bandage I applied was instantly soaked with blood. 

As I wrapped a clean towel around the hand, I thought about my true, spiritual nature made in God’s image and likeness. I saw that as God’s child, I was “not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements,” as the Christian Science textbook makes clear (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 475). I immediately felt assured that blood had nothing to do with determining my life. It did not define my true identity, which I mentally affirmed as the image and likeness of God, divine Spirit (see Genesis 1:26, 27). 

I also remembered a testimony given at an online church service the week before that had emphasized that health is our birthright as God’s reflection, because health is not a condition of matter but of the divine Mind, which is God. The speaker emphasized that we express health now. So I claimed that this was true for me right then and there.

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March 15, 2021

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