Healed in “church without walls”

Many years ago, before our children were born, I accompanied my husband on a lengthy business trip to India. We were there for three months and enjoyed exploring many parts of the country and immersing ourselves in India’s history and traditions.

One morning, I woke up feeling very unwell. Although it was a Sunday, my husband had to work all day, so I was alone in our hotel room. I knew my husband was praying for me, but I was filled with fear and felt very far from home. There were no Churches of Christ, Scientist, or Christian Science practitioners in the area, and making telephone calls to other countries had already proved difficult. But I had brought with me on the trip my Bible, as well as the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. In my hour of need, I reached out to my Father-Mother God for help and comfort.

Science and Health says, “The ‘still, small voice’ of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe’s remotest bound” (p. 559). As I prayed, I recalled that it was Sunday morning, and it occurred to me that Christian Science church services would be in progress during the day throughout the world. The truths in that week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly, which was being read in all those church services, were pouring out “over continent and ocean to the globe’s remotest bound,” including India, and right into our hotel room in Poona!

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