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Burning sensation in hands healed
I came to know about Christian Science through a coworker, and I attended church services with her. I was impressed by her reliance on God in every situation, and soon I, too, found that God governs us always, including in moments of need.
During lockdown related to the pandemic, I attended online church services and testimony meetings. I was very happy to still be able to see all the smiling faces and to feel so connected. All my needs were met during that challenging period through reliance on truths I had learned in my study of Christian Science and through my friend’s prayers for me whenever I asked for help. I was also inspired to attend all the weekly sessions of an online summit conducted by The First Church of Christ, Scientist (located in Boston, Massachusetts), from July through September 2020. These meetings helped me to overcome my shyness and interact comfortably with others.
After the lockdown was lifted in my area in September, I went to a relative’s home with my family. My aunt started preparing snacks for us. I went to the kitchen to help her, and she gave me vegetables to chop. After some time, my hands started to swell and turn red, and I felt a strong burning sensation in them. Initially, I didn’t tell anyone, and just washed my hands with soap. But the pain became more intense, and the inflammation was noticeable, so everyone started worrying and suggested I take some medicine. But I declined their offers of medicine and assured them I would be fine.
I went to a quiet room where I could sit and calm myself. I called a Christian Science practitioner and told her about my hands. She reminded me of one of the truths that was in that week’s Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly: “Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government. Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 393 ).
The practitioner shared inspiration from this quote—that matter has no power or sensation and that because we are made in the image and likeness of God, nothing can hurt us. She told me that she would pray for me, asking me to pray to understand “the scientific statement of being” on page 468 of Science and Health.
I started praying to know that I am governed by the divine Mind, where only love and harmony exist. And because God’s love and harmony are everywhere, there is no place for fear, pain, or inflammation. Within a few hours, I noticed that all symptoms had disappeared, and my hands were completely normal. This healing has remained permanent, and I have never again experienced a reaction like this, even when doing similar activities and handling the same types of food.
I am deeply grateful to God for Mrs. Eddy and her book Science and Health, which is the textbook of Christian Science, and for the practitioner’s metaphysical treatment.
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