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Christian healing: scientific, not miraculous

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Pain in Throat Dissolved; Voice Restored

My husband and I drove up to Tennessee for the day to witness the total solar eclipse this past August. Watching the news coverage and experiencing the eclipse (we stopped in a small town where exactly 42 seconds of totality was predicted) caused me to ponder more deeply this phrase from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:  “All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian Science. If this Science has been thoroughly learned and properly digested, we can know the truth more accurately than the astronomer can read the stars or calculate an eclipse” (p. 84).

What a wonderful promise of healing, since Christ Jesus told us that the path to freedom is found by knowing the truth (see John 8:32), and this includes freedom from sin and disease. And I had had an opportunity just the week before to demonstrate this freedom.

Very early on a Saturday morning I found myself dealing with a painful throat condition. I contacted a Christian Science practitioner by email and soon received a response of prayerful support. By that evening the pain had dissipated, and I was even able to fulfill my position as a reader in church the following morning. However, I awoke on Monday morning with no voice.

This was just a week before the eclipse was going to take place, and I had gone to God in prayer pondering the metaphysical lesson behind this unique, even Biblical event (see Matthew 24:29).  It immediately occurred to me that the truth of God’s goodness, especially as manifested in Christian Science healing, could never be eclipsed by evil. Feeling an unselfed love to share this idea, I decided that morning to write a brief article along these lines and submit it for consideration as a Christian Science Daily Lift. My submission was accepted, and I feel my desire to bless others and share my voice in this way was important to the healing.

I was soon led to look up a passage in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Explaining the spiritual meaning of Revelation 12, verses 15 and 16, Mrs. Eddy writes in part: “What if the old dragon should send forth a new flood to drown the Christ-idea? He can neither drown your voice with its roar, nor again sink the world into the deep waters of chaos and old night. In this age the earth will help the woman; the spiritual idea will be understood. Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks” (p. 570).

As this inspiring message from God took hold of my thought, it dawned on me that my voice is not in matter. In fact, I reasoned that my only real voice is a manifestation of God’s voice, since I am a reflection of God. As such, the lie of life, or even a voice, in matter could never touch my spiritual individuality. By that night my voice returned, and any lingering symptoms of the throat condition faded away over the next several days.

I am very grateful for the increased confidence in God that comes with each demonstration in Christian Science. I understand more fully than ever before that the practice of this Science gives each of us the ability to heal sin and disease with scientific certainty. My growing sense of nearness to my Father-Mother God, felt through a tender sense of God’s ever-presence and His still, small messages of guidance, permits me to say, with sincerity of heart, that my highest goal is to know and express divine Love more each day.

A.L.  (This healing was published in the November 27, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel)

A healing from a Sunday School student

One afternoon in fall 2011 I was riding the bus home from school.  It was my stop, so I walked down the stairs.  Somehow my feet got tangled and I tripped.  I fell, and landed on my thumb and knees.  My thumb started hurting.  I went home while knowing all the time that I was a perfect child of God, so no harm could come to me. I told my Dad, and we sang some of Mrs. Eddy’s hymns like, “O gentle presence, peace and joy and power.”  I kept declaring the truth about myself, and my Dad did too.  Later that week, I felt something in my thumb move.  I remembered what had happened, and felt my thumb.  It was perfect!!! I am very grateful for all my healings in Christian Science.

S. L.

God’s Guidance over a Career: Lesson in Humility

I would like to testify to God’s chastening Love throughout my career development.  When I chose engineering as my profession God gently lead me, opened up many doors and provided for me through financial fellowships that ultimately resulted in the attainment of a PhD in Aeronautics in 1997 from Caltech.  I then married and obtained a position as an Assistant Professor at a university in the Midwest.  I was grateful for this opportunity but as the time came for me to apply for tenure it became clear that God had many lessons for me to learn.  I had two children during these seven years, and there were some in my department that thought it was not wise for me to have done so. There was also resentment in the department since others thought I was making a lot more money than I was. I did not realize it at the time, but God was removing me from this environment to a better one and along the way I learned many valuable lessons that improved my research and teaching capabilities.  In 2004 I did not get tenure, which meant I had to find another job.  I recall one test I had to learn was to love all involved in this decision, for to hate was to be in hell according to the definition found in Science & Health.  Only two universities showed interest in interviewing me.  This is evidence that often people facing this obstacle are forced out of academia.  The first one interviewed me and offered me a position to start in fall 2005.  I am grateful for the receptiveness of particularly one individual who later became the department head — he pulled my application out of the pile (typically there are over 50 applications) and valued my qualifications. Also, while the advertisement was only for one open position, the university willingly hired myself and another who was also highly qualified.  This was evidence to me of God placing all His children in their right place.  During this time I memorized the hymn “He Leadeth Me” and it was my constant companion in thought.  At my new position I was ready to rely completely on God for my success knowing as Jesus told us, “My Father worketh hitherto and I work”.  I was lead to take on a new direction in my research when I recalled a picture of shark skin from my undergraduate days.  I was able to obtain a series of grants in a competitive environment to fund this research and have discovered a new passive way that sharks use their scales to control the flow over their body for decreased drag and increased maneuverability (similar to dimples on a golf ball).  In 2011 I was awarded tenure and I owe it all to God.  All these career lessons have resulted in great spiritual growth, but the most important lesson was humility for as our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy says, “One can not go up, until one has gone down in his own esteem.”  And this move to Alabama has blessed my whole family, for what blesses one must bless all.  My gratitude for my Christian Science teacher and practitioner, whose constant supported guided my family through this experience, and to God is unbounded.