Quickly freed from restricted movement

When I awoke one morning a year ago, I could not feel my toes, and when I tried to sit up, my arms were numb, too. With some discomfort and awkwardness, I managed to wash and get back into bed. 

My husband arrived with a cuppa to have while we read that week’s Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. The Lesson was so inspiring, and at some point while my husband was reading, a passage jumped out to me. I realized that I was feeling very influenced by thoughts of restriction in the world related to concerns about the coronavirus, and that these thoughts seemed to be manifesting themselves in my body feeling “locked down”!

I decided to protest. Firmly, I said to myself, “No, no, no! Restriction is not my thought; therefore, it cannot be my experience.”

That revelation freed me. I scoured the Lesson, looking for the specific passage that had stood out to me, but I couldn’t find it. I asked my husband, who was sure I’d highlighted it, but he could not find it either. Clearly, it had been an “angel message”—a healing thought from God that had met my need at that moment and awakened me to the right view of myself and the world.

This Bible verse also came to thought: “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” (Psalms 119:18). These words were like an “Amen!” to the angel message I’d received from the Bible Lesson, and they buoyed me and helped me to see things in a fresh light. I was able to rise, get dressed, and carry on with my day, in awe of God’s goodness. This healing has remained permanent.

We can wake up to the revelation that we cannot be bound by the so-called laws of matter, and we can find our freedom in Truth, in God’s love and care, and be free!

Cathy Pepperell 
Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England

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