I am writing to express my gratitude for a Christian Science healing of kidney stones. There had been a number of cases of this ailment in our family. My mother and father and my two younger sisters talked about the symptoms, medical treatments, and lengthy duration of this condition.
On a Friday afternoon I began experiencing symptoms—including distressing pain—that were fully in line with those reported by my family members, and unlike anything I had ever experienced. I immediately turned to the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, as I felt this situation required direct and specific metaphysical treatment. As a support to my prayer, I wrote down citations that helped to calm my thought.
For example, in Science and Health in the chapter “Christian Science Practice” I found this reference from the allegorical trial of a man “charged with having committed liver-complaint” (p. 430): “We have no trials for sickness before the tribunal of divine Spirit. There, Man is adjudged innocent of transgressing physical laws, because there are no such laws” (pp. 441–442). From this I accepted the fact that I was innocent, and that I couldn’t be in thrall to disease of any type.
I was also helped by Hymn 20 from the Christian Science Hymnal:
God is the only perfect One:
My perfect self is one with Him;
So man is seen as God’s own son,
When Truth dispels the shadows dim.
(Kate L. Colby, adapt.)
I saw that my perfect self did not include pain and did not require any material remedy. Furthermore, I realized that this healing could be immediate, just as the dispelling of “shadows dim” occurs when the light of Truth is applied.
I thought about these words from Matthew 3:17 when Jesus was baptized by John: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” In accepting the eternal, spiritual selfhood of Jesus—the Christ—as perfect, beloved of God, I also accepted my true nature as God’s loved son, as spiritual, perfect in every sense, and not tied to human heredity, inconveniences, or histories.
I was further heartened to stick with Christian Science by this passage from Science and Health: “To reduce inflammation, dissolve a tumor, or cure organic disease, I have found divine Truth more potent than all lower remedies. And why not, since Mind, God, is the source and condition of all existence?” (pp. 180–181).
I went over a number of healing ideas related to these references several times until they were set in my thought. They included the idea that I am innocent; that I am God’s own son; that I am not governed by organic action or conditions but by Truth. I was faithful in opening my thought to these healing ideas, and knew that there could be no obstruction to the power of Truth.
I fell into a sound sleep. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I found no evidence of the complaint. I was perfectly well.
I am deeply grateful for this demonstration of the healing power of Christian Science, which occurred over a year ago.
Dayton, Ohio, US
Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary:
praise him in the firmament of his power.
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