When our first daughter was almost four years old, she suddenly became ill with flu-like symptoms. Both my wife and I had been raised in Christian Science and had experienced a number of healings over the years. So, when our daughter became ill, we instinctively turned to prayer and expected quick healing. My wife decided to call a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful metaphysical treatment.
At first there was no outward improvement in the child’s condition, and we found ourselves gripped by fear as we saw that our daughter was running a fever, was unable to retain food, and appeared thin. Although we considered a medical option, we knew we could rely completely on God for this healing, because we had turned to God in prayer all our lives with consistently good results. As we prayed and cared for our daughter, we were able to turn our thoughts away from the mortal picture that was making us afraid, and look steadfastly to God.
In taking this step, it was important for us to be clear about divine law. The practitioner helped us grasp that God, divine Love, embraces each of His children in His laws of good. Divine law is founded upon unchanging Principle—nothing temporary about it—and underlies and establishes continuous, uninterrupted harmony. The facts of Truth govern every detail of God’s infinite creation. There is no place or space where God’s laws do not govern. There is no other legitimate or imagined power to interfere with these omnipotent, ever-present, and eternal laws.