Healed during church

I was introduced to Christian Science in 2006 and have been a member of the Christian Science society in Chandigarh, India, since 2010. I am so grateful to God for leading me to Christian Science, and for the many resulting blessings in all aspects of my life. Having taken Primary class instruction in Christian Science proved to be a great help during the challenging time all of us have been facing because of the coronavirus.

When the lockdown in India was announced at the end of March 2020, our church immediately responded with online Sunday services and testimony meetings. It was enriching to have the continuity of church activities, including having the same Readers, hearing music provided by the same soloist and organist, seeing each other online, and giving testimonies on Wednesday evenings. 

I also participated in weekly teleconferences to pray for community issues. We felt so connected and loved through these activities. Our Reading Room librarian also frequently shared relevant articles from the Christian Science periodicals, which helped melt fear within a very short time. My son was in Delhi at that time, about a hundred and fifty miles away. As my thought was uplifted, I was able to uplift him and other family members, and we saw our needs met in unexpected ways.

After three months, religious venues were allowed to open, and we shifted gradually to in-person meetings and services, following government rules and regulations. While preparing our hall for a testimony meeting, I accidentally closed the door of a steel cabinet on one of my fingers. There was a lot of pain, which continued while I completed my ushering duties.

The First Reader started her readings in the service with this verse from Psalms: “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God” (62:11). This gave me a lot of inspiration. The topic for the meeting was, “God is the only power; matter has no power.” I pondered the selections from the Scriptures and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. 

One of the testifiers told how she was healed of pain and injury after a fall by sticking to the truth explained in “the scientific statement of being” from the Christian Science textbook. This statement begins: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all” (Science and Health, p. 468). It ends: “Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.”

This encouraged me very much. I, too, asserted that pain has no power over me because I am spiritual. Inspired by this testimony and the healing truths in the readings, I came out of church completely healed. 

I thank our Father–Mother God for this experience; for Mary Baker Eddy and her discovery of Christian Science; for the loving members and church workers of Christian Science Society, Chandigarh. I also thank my Christian Science teacher for Primary class instruction.

Himanshu Dhand
Mohali, Punjab, India

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