I love to dance! Dancing is an expression of qualities such as grace, rhythm, discipline, energy, joy, agility, harmony, and coordination.
One evening, a few years ago, I had to leave a dance event early because of back pain. I thought that if I took it easy for a little while, the problem would go away. But after I took a break from dancing for a week, the pain recurred, and within weeks I was forced to stop dancing altogether. Eventually, other physical activities were also affected by this back condition.
I began to pray seriously about this situation. To begin, I studied the testimonies in the Christian Science periodicals. From my earlier study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I already knew that God takes perfect care of His creation and cares for all of His children without conditions or constraints; without measure or limit. I knew that the realization of God’s unconditional love brings about healing. In my study of the Christian Science Bible Lessons, I especially looked for God’s declarations of love for His creation and prayed with them.