When Christian Science found me many years ago, I was a young mum caring for two small children on my own, and with a divorce pending. I had also been struggling with a persistent, long-standing skin disorder on my upper arms and body, for which I applied ointments and bandages every night before retiring. I was also using prescribed drugs with little or no results.
One evening after the children had gone to bed, I was sitting alone in the dark feeling very sorry for myself. It was then that I cried out in desperation to God, “I cannot do this any longer on my own. Please show me what I need to do and know.” Very quickly came an answer, which seemed to fill the room: “Physician, heal thyself.”
At that time I did not know that this passage was from the Bible (see Luke 4:23), but I reasoned, “The only religion I know that teaches us how to be our own physician is Christian Science.” I had, as a young person, occasionally attended a Christian Science Sunday School when my mother attended the church service, and I had experienced several healings through prayer. But I had drifted away from the teachings of Christian Science over the years.