I would like to give gratitude for a recent quick healing that occurred this January. My wife and I were making dinner, and we were in a bit of a hurry. One of the things we were preparing that evening was baked potatoes, which we put on steel skewers so that they would cook evenly. Once the potatoes were done, we began taking them out of the oven. Usually I am very good at being aware and having hot-pads on my hands, but in a hurried moment I reached down to move the skewer, forgetting that it was still hot, and I immediately burned my thumb.
However, just as quickly as I moved my hand away, I turned to God in prayer. I closed my eyes and stood still, praying to know that I had no reason to be afraid of hot matter as it had no power over God, Spirit. I focused on the idea that Spirit is infinite and good, and there was no place I could go, be, or touch that was ever really outside of Spirit’s kingdom. Therefore, I was safe. There wasn’t something, some power, or some temperature, that was dangerous within Spirit’s kingdom that could harm or burn me.
Besides praying about the burned thumb, I gave the idea of “burning” some thought. I affirmed that there was no power that could bring shame or indignation on me; that there were no mistakes burned into my being or permanently made a part of me because of human history. I also prayed about others, knowing that there is no power outside of God, good, that could shame me, my family, or my church in any way. I understood that no matter-based concept or impetus could be a scarring force.
I loved this train of thought. It was only after a few minutes of praying this way that a strong sense of calm began to wash over me. I felt peaceful and unafraid of any possible effects. I trusted what I was hearing was God, Spirit, telling me of my true, spiritual identity, which remains forever in His protective care, and that there is no force or power that can harm me in any way.
I am grateful to say that the healing was instantaneous! Almost immediately after I gave this prayerful treatment, all painful sensation left. No mark or any sign of a burn was left on my thumb. I am so grateful for Christian Science and its quick, effective healing power.
Waltham, Massachusetts, US
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