At some point in our lives, even if we have successfully relied on Christian Science for our health needs, we may question whether there are degrees of sickness and disease, if one disease is more “life-threatening” than another, or if one is more difficult to heal than another. The answers to these questions may be found by looking at the innumerable healings performed by the Master; by the early Christians; by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science; and by Christian Scientists for the last 150 years. Those healings evidence the profound truth that no physical condition is beyond the reach of divine Love, God.
Jesus, his disciples, and the Apostle Paul healed the deaf, mute, blind, paralyzed, epileptic, leprous, deformed, and those plagued by evil spirits, and they raised the dying and the dead—instantaneously. Mrs. Eddy was able to heal this way as well, including in cases of tumors, cancer, cataracts, invalidism, deformity, tuberculosis, insanity, the dying, and the dead. To these healers, one condition was no more difficult to heal than another.
Jesus promised that his followers would be able to do the works he did (see John 14:12–15). That may sound like a pretty tall order, perhaps even out of reach. But an important point Jesus taught is that he was not the one doing the healing. He said, “The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” (John 14:10). For evidence of our ability to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, one has only to read the healing accounts in the archives of this magazine and its sister publications, the Christian Science Sentinel and The Herald of Christian Science.