Arthritis pain healed

Christian Science & the power of healing prayer


Man is idea, a quote by Mary Baker Eddy

Approximately two years ago I noticed rapidly increasing pain and difficulty in bending my knees and hips. My sons insisted that I go to a physician, who referred me to a specialist. The diagnosis was arthritis which would worsen until hip and knee replacement was required. My younger sister, who is not a practicing Christian Scientist, has had this surgery done twice since there is no permanent medical solution. 

At that point I realized that the only source of permanent healing was through truly relying on God as my source of perfection, of good. I knew from the first chapter of Genesis in the Holy Bible that I was made in God’s image and likeness – and that this likeness could not reflect anything but perfection. I began to watch my thought more closely, silently affirming that I could see or feel nothing unlike the definition of man as described in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. This definition includes the following statements: "Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique. He is the compound idea of God, including all right ideas; …that which has not a single quality underived from Deity." (p. 475) I kept declaring that I had never for an instant been less than free and active. Within a few weeks I was able to bend and put on stockings, and to kneel for garden work without discomfort.

But the healing was still not complete. Although I had resumed short daily walks, I was to go on a two-week European tour which would require long hours of sitting on a plane and of daily walking. I feared that the discomfort might return. I was helped by remembering a testimony of healing given at a Wednesday evening church meeting. One of the speakers shared the idea that FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Something that had no reality to begin with couldn’t possibly return!

The trip was a joyous experience. I spent most of my time with three fellow Christian Scientists, walking daily for miles. We even walked to church services in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

As I go about my day, I find myself singing these words from the Christian Science Hymnal:

            “I walk with Love along the way,

            And O, it is a holy day.

            No more I suffer cruel fear,

            I feel God’s presence with me here.

            The joy that none can take away

            Is mine; I walk with Love today.”

                                      Hymn 139

Merry Lynn
Simi Valley, CA  


Another Christian Science healing!

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Healing Textbook. People of all faiths have been healed by reading the healing textbook. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.  More  

Healers on Call.  You may call on Christian Science Practitioners for help. They devote their full time to helping others through prayer.  More

Testimonial Meetings.  You are invited to attend Wednesday evening meetings, which include testimonials of healing given by the congregation.  More