I would like to express my gratitude for a couple of healings that taught me some very valuable lessons. One healing came quickly, and the other came more gradually. However, both were clear proofs of God’s loving care.
A number of years ago, I would occasionally experience a lot of pain and stiffness in my neck, which greatly restricted my movement. I would ignore the problem, while moving as little as possible, and my neck would gradually get better after about a week or so. This problem had been recurring for a couple of years. Then one day the problem came over me shortly before I was to leave for a dance class, and I didn’t see how I would be able to participate in the class.
I remembered that a Christian Science practitioner once told me, “Take the time to pray.” So, I paused for a few moments by a window. Standing very still while looking out at the beautiful foliage, this idea came to me: “I’m simply a reflection of God. He does everything. I don’t need to feel burdened or concerned about anything. He’s able to take care of everything. I’m simply a reflection.” In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy answers the question “What is man?” by saying, in part, that he is “spiritual” and “the reflection of God” (p. 475).