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Burn heals quickly

From the February 13, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Before I came to the path of Christian Science in 2006, my life was totally unbalanced and miserable. All the time I was running here and there for various appointments, especially for my daughter. I could not get any time for myself or my family because most of the time I remained out of the house. 

But when I entered this beautiful path of Christian Science, I learned that God is the source of inspiration and ability for each and every right activity, and that on my own, without God to lean on, I could do nothing. Slowly and steadily, through prayer, I was able to leave some of my unnecessary responsibilities, and I found help and strength from God all the time for the rest. And my life became more balanced.

I am going to share a beautiful healing of mine, which took place recently. Unknowingly, I picked up a pan full of boiling milk with my bare hands. Because the pan was extremely hot, I immediately let go of it. As a result, boiling milk spilled on my fingers and hands. The pain was intense.

I was reminded of the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who were put into a burning fiery furnace by King Nebuchadnezzar (see Daniel 3). The fire had no power over them; not even a single hair of their heads was singed—and they escaped unhurt. I started reasoning through why the fire had no effect on them. The answer came that they were expressing their spiritual nature in being unconditionally loyal to God, who is the only power, and that there was no other power that could harm them. 

Then I thought: “What am I? I am a spiritual idea created by God in His own image and likeness. He has given me dominion over every material thing and has created me perfect. So, boiling milk or any material condition can never have any power over me because my spiritual substance is eternal, perfect, harmonious, and indestructible. God is the cause of good only, so the only effects produced by God are good. Matter is powerless to cause imperfection in God’s perfection. In God’s kingdom, nothing can happen by chance; all is governed by God, divine Love.”

I prayed along these lines for some time, knowing the allness of God, good. Within an hour, I was totally healed of pain, and there remained no sign of a burn on my skin. 

I am highly grateful to our Father-Mother God for this beautiful healing. I am also thankful to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, for her wonderful discovery of Christian Science and for writing Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the truths of which can be applied in our daily lives to heal and solve problems. I am also grateful to have taken Primary class instruction from a Christian Science teacher and for what I learned in that class about the power of Christian Science.

Himanshu Dhand 
Mohali, Punjab, India


The relations of God and man, divine Principle
and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science
knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but
holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God
and all that He creates are perfect and eternal,
to have remained unchanged in its eternal history.

—Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 470–471

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