This year, my mother, daughter, and I are reading together Mary Baker Eddy’s primary text on Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, cover to cover, sharing our inspiration via Zoom. It is a lovely reminder of the healing I had a couple of decades ago.
My husband and I had been praying diligently for a couple of years about having a child, and the thought kept coming to me to read Science and Health all the way through. I’d never done that before, even though Eddy states: “Read this book from beginning to end. Study it, ponder it” (p. 559). I rationalized that I was reading the book through the excerpts in the weekly Bible Lessons from the Christian Science Quarterly, and I was too busy for more. But then, one day, I finally picked up the book to begin reading it cover to cover, and I found my healing answer—on page one!
At the top of that first page is this quote from Christ Jesus: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.” Eddy goes on to state in the first sentence on that page that “all things are possible to God.”