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Quick regeneration

From the November 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Several years ago, as I got out of bed one morning and began to walk downstairs, I felt discomfort, slight stiffness, and pain in the area of my ankles and lower legs. The first thought I had was that I should walk around a bit to loosen up; and then the word degenerative came to mind. I recognized this as a word I had heard over the years associated with aging. 

Because, as is my usual practice, I had been praying before getting out of bed that morning, listening for and prayerfully affirming various Bible-based truths that I had learned through my study and practice of Christian Science, I was able to counter this word with this idea: that God’s activity is regenerative. 

Regeneration, or newness of life, is the only action that God causes, for me and everyone. I realized that as a child of God, I had a divine right to claim complete regeneration right where pain seemed to be. This is because God is Spirit, as the Scriptures say, and we are made in God’s likeness­­—spiritual. Nothing spiritual can be painful or degenerative. As I walked into the room downstairs, my legs were functioning normally and free of pain. There was no need to “loosen up”! 

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