Burned hand quickly healed

One day, I had prepared the evening meal and was removing a casserole from the oven, using only one oven pad. I found I couldn’t balance the dish with just one hand and, without thinking, grabbed the side of the dish with my other hand without an oven pad. 

The fingers and thumb of that hand were painfully burned. As I walked from the kitchen, these words from that week’s Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly) filled my thought: “Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good” (Psalms 69:16). Other spiritual ideas also came to thought, such as: I will put my trust in God; I am spiritual right now; a spiritual idea cannot experience a burn or anything related to a burn, such as blisters; God is right here and available now.

In a few minutes, I returned to the kitchen to serve dinner, primarily using the unaffected hand. I knew that I am God’s immortal, spiritual creation, so the belief that I am a mortal and subject to a burn was not true. A consciousness filled with affirmations of the laws of God has no room for false beliefs of any kind. God is more powerful than any problem. 

After dinner, while cleaning the kitchen, I kept my thought focused on spiritual truths, even though my hand was still hurting. When I got up the next morning, there was no pain, redness, or blisters, and I immediately thought that this demonstrated the practicality and truth of this guidance from Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science: “. . . keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. . . . Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 210). This has been a guidepost ever since I was introduced to Christian Science decades ago.

In the weeks preceding this healing, I had been doing additional daily study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy to counter some of the beliefs regarding limitations associated with advancing age. This had proved so helpful when dealing with pain during this incident, as my thought had been overflowing with healing truths and God’s laws. 

I am grateful for the many opportunities to learn more about God and how to apply spiritual truths immediately to effectively address any painful or discordant situation. 

Shirley Schmidt 
Meadowlakes, Texas, US 

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