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‘Nothing could keep me from praising God’

From the April 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I am deeply grateful for how Christian Science healed me of a sudden throat problem a few months ago. As I arrived at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, on a Wednesday night to serve as First Reader, there was a strange burning sensation in my throat. The testimony meeting was to begin in forty minutes, and I was unable to clear my throat or speak clearly. I was concerned about being able to conduct the service.

Immediately, I began declaring the truth of the healing laws contained in “the scientific statement of being” on page 468 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. It starts: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.” I affirmed that I am included in divine Mind’s “infinite manifestation” (as we all are). Therefore, I have divine authority to deny the erroneous belief that claims I am a mortal, that I am subservient to the five physical senses, and that my spiritual identity as the beloved child of God is dependent on matter.

After a couple of minutes of praying this way, I felt all fear about the situation dissolve. I went out to the church auditorium and was able to complete my preparation for the service.

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