Recently I heard someone tell of a healing they had while being cared for by a Christian Science nurse, and it made me realize how grateful I am for several healings that I’ve had with the support of these cherished women and men in the Christian Science movement. Like the good Samaritan in Christ Jesus’ story in the Bible, they came to me where I was. In each case I was alone and felt I very much needed the care they give. Always, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for their support and the results it brought.
Once, when in a new city, I had a painful condition that made it impossible to stand up long enough to make myself a meal. Very weak and unable to sleep, I called for the help of a Christian Science practitioner, who immediately agreed to pray for me. Feeling that I needed someone to come to the house where I was staying and provide some assistance, I contacted a Christian Science nurse as well. I didn’t know her or anyone in the city, except for family members who were not Christian Scientists. She arrived at 2:00 a.m. and prepared a meal for me. Then she read to me from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and from the Christian Science periodicals. A great sense of calm came over me with this entrance of spiritual light.
Early the next morning the Christian Science nurse had to leave but suggested a workable plan for the next 24 hours, which included my adult son staying with me that night. I was well on the way to recovery when she left, and completely well by the following day.