I would like to express gratitude to God for a special healing my youngest daughter had many years ago. Each year I would take her to a doctor for a yearly checkup as required by our school system.
Teaching a weekly Christian Science Bible class at a military base for young recruits of the United States Marine Corps has been a deeply fulfilling experience for me for a number of years. The young Marines, who come from all religious backgrounds, arrive at this class on Sunday mornings usually tired and sleepy from a hard week of training using weaponry and marching long distances over difficult terrain.
It is with a great sense of gratitude that I would like to report some healings that occurred during the final months of my second pregnancy, which culminated in the quick and completely harmonious birth of my daughter a little over a year ago, just a week before Thanksgiving. When I found out that my husband and I were expecting our second baby, I was delighted.
An expression of gratitude in our periodicals is long overdue for the many blessings I have received through my study of Christian Science. Literally, I owe my life to the application of the Science of Christ, as revealed in the Bible and explained in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
After I retired, I found myself traveling quite a bit and also living in two places. At that time I felt it was easier to attend Christian Science church services online.
I awoke one morning to great discomfort in one arm. An elbow and finger were stiff and swollen, and they were not functioning properly.
Over the span of about twenty years starting in young adulthood, every few years I would experience the symptoms of a mild heart attack. Each time this happened, I would declare the truth of my being—ideas that I had learned through studying Christian Science: that I am not material but spiritual, and therefore not subject to material conditions; that God loves me and is all-powerful and always present, keeping me safe in His kingdom; that my life is pure, created and governed by God, and cannot be defective or contaminated; that any claim of mortal discord has to be an illusion, because “all things were made by him [the Word of God]; and without him was not any thing made that was made” ( John 1:3 ); that I cannot be separated from God, who is Life itself and fills all space; that God is the only Mind, and therefore I cannot be made to believe in something that God does not know; that there is no mortal law of heredity, time, or limitation on God’s idea, since, as Mary Baker Eddy writes, “God’s law is in three words, ‘I am All;’ and this perfect law is ever present to rebuke any claim of another law” ( No and Yes, p.
Over two years ago, I became aware of a lump in my breast, and I immediately called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me for healing. It was not until a day or two later that I realized it was breast cancer awareness month.
Shortly after graduating from college, I developed a pessimistic outlook on many areas of my life. I felt I didn’t need Christian Science and had stopped attending church years earlier.
One day, while walking our dog down an icy driveway, I slipped and fell. As I lay there, I thought about the experience of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.