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Free from muscle strain

From the February 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As a lifelong student of Christian Science, I have experienced many healings through reliance on prayer and Christian Science treatment. Daily, Christian Science provides me with practical insight into the very real and tangible love of God for his idea, man. God’s love for His children has been evident in all the healings that I have experienced. 

One morning, I awoke with pain in my right leg. Walking was very painful, almost impossible, though I could sit with minimal discomfort. Having played various sports for a number of years, I thought it seemed to be a strained or pulled muscle. Initially, I was gripped by fear that perhaps this was an indication of a more serious condition. At the very least, if this was what I thought, a strained muscle, I was prepared for a long recovery. 

As I progressed in my morning routine, fear and the pain were becoming very entrenched in my thought. When I’m confronted with fear, dread, or any kind of disease, I turn to God. When I turn to Him, I am always listening for the law of divine Love, or God’s government of all His creation. This law is always in operation, and I have seen and felt its effect in healing all kinds of issues in my life. One way I calm my thought, so I can hear the truth of this law, is by thinking about “the scientific statement of being” in Science and Health (Mary Baker Eddy, see p. 468). This statement of man’s true spiritual nature is so simple, yet profound.