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My husband and I couldn't...

From the February 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My husband and I couldn't let this wonderful healing go unshared. In September of 1994, my husband experienced severe chest pains following an evening of tennis. By morning the pain had faded. But a week later, he experienced the pain again. This time it was more severe, so he went to the hospital emergency room. It was determined that he was experiencing a heart attack, and he was immediately admitted into the hospital.

When I heard this, I thought that it was impossible for God's child—His spiritual reflection —to experience a heart attack. I was very familiar with Mary Baker Eddy's spiritual definition of heart in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "Mortal feelings, motives, affections, joys, and sorrows" (p. 587). With this in thought, I reasoned that man is immortal, not mortal. Therefore the actual and only heart that man possesses —the reflected activity of divine Love that constitutes his spiritual feelings, pure motives, healthy affections, and sinless joys—is perfect, immortal, and untouched by disease or deterioration. Pain and sorrow are a limited, mortal concept and are no part of the immortal man of God's creating. Praying for myself along these lines, I became more peaceful, knowing that I had nothing to fear in any medical diagnoses.

Shortly after my husband's admittance, the doctors were amazed that he no longer was experiencing any pain. Over the next two days extensive testing was done, and then he was released to go home and await the results.

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