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Love’s presence, felt, cures child
Not long after finding Christian Science, I experienced a healing that set my trust in God’s care on a very firm foundation. Previous to this, I was a sincere Christian who loved God and Jesus, earnestly studied the Bible, and committed myself to Christian teachings. I considered spiritual healing a possibility, although not as a consistent daily practice.
In taking up the study of Christian Science, I began to see healing through prayer in a new light. I saw that it was more reliable than just a hope or faith that healing might be granted. I was beginning to see that a practical Christianity grounded in God’s laws and government was reliable. This Christianly scientific approach gave me confidence to apply it when my eldest child was about four years old and unwell, with a high temperature.
What stands out clearly to me is that partway through the day, while tenderly holding my daughter and reaching out to God, divine Love, in prayer, I felt a tangible presence of love encompass us. My consciousness was so filled with divine Love that everything unlike Love was excluded. In an instant, I went from being very fearful about my daughter’s well-being to being completely at peace. The absolute assurance that God, Love, was with us negated the fear and brought healing. In that moment, my daughter’s temperature dropped to a normal level, and she was well.
The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, explains the power of divine Love as law: “Jesus aided in reconciling man to God by giving man a truer sense of Love, the divine Principle of Jesus’ teachings, and this truer sense of Love redeems man from the law of matter, sin, and death by the law of Spirit,—the law of divine Love” (p. 19 ).
Christ Jesus showed us the kingdom of heaven on earth—the harmony that is the rule under divine Love’s government of all. The same Christ-power, or divine influence in human consciousness, is with us today, enabling us to prove this law of Love. It was through this illumination that the presence of Love filled my consciousness, and my daughter was healed.
Since this healing, it has become very clear to me that God is Love, and Love is All. I have experienced healing of a wide range of problems through a deeper understanding of the laws of God and the divine government, which Christ Jesus demonstrated for all and Christian Science expounds.
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