Before a recent Wednesday evening testimony meeting at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I felt the urge to share a healing. As I sat in church, two passages included in the readings from Science Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy stood out: “The scientific government of the body must be attained through the divine Mind. It is impossible to gain control over the body in any other way. On this fundamental point, timid conservatism is absolutely inadmissible” (p. 167). Mrs. Eddy also writes: “Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government” (p. 393).
The two passages seemed connected: If you engage in “timid conservatism,” you’re not being firm in the Science of true being. These two concepts exemplified for me the stand I took many years ago that led to a significant healing—one I had never spoken about and had almost forgotten. And on this Wednesday, I stood and gave gratitude for it.
I awoke early one morning, tossing and turning with an aggressive and unsightly skin condition. On top of that, it was Sunday and I was First Reader at my church. I didn’t feel ill, but I was uncomfortable and didn’t look presentable. My desire to be at my post in church helped me pray more earnestly for a quick healing.