Sometime before, when I was first learning about spiritual healing, I read in an article, “There is no real healing without the Christ.” I thought, Wow. I need to look into this. So I talked to a friend - a Christian Scientist - about it, and he told me to always think of the Christ as God’s activity. That explanation led me to my next question: What is God’s activity?
I learned that it is God that messages, or expresses, all that is good, and only what is good, to every consciousness. It is God’s activity to care for me, for everyone, with divine healing messages. Christ is the term for both the messenger (the divine idea voicing good) and the message itself (the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness). In fact, the messenger and the message are one - the activity of God.
God is never absent, never inactive, never inattentive to human needs. He is perpetually manifesting, expressing, revealing His presence and power to me and to all people in just the way we can understand it - no matter where we are or what circumstances we might be in.
Jesus was the man with the mission of teaching and preaching Christ and healing by it. That’s why he was called Christ Jesus. But when Jesus left this earth, he did not take away the Christ with him. One of the last things Christ Jesus told his disciples was, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20) The I, of which Jesus spoke, was the healing Christ. God’s constant action of making Himself known, - his messenger and message, Christ - was, is still, and forever will be here. The Christ is active and operating now.
So when I was crawling painfully across my bedroom floor and I had that thought that if Jesus were here he would heal me, I realized, “Wait a minute. Jesus may not be here but the Christ is! You can get up and walk.”
And I did. Slowly, and a bit painfully at first, I got up and managed to walk to where I needed to go. I stayed on my feet and continued walking more and more. I shortly found I was free from pain.
I had previously dealt with back pain from time to time, but after this healing – after this direct message of God’s present power through Christ - I was never bothered by it again.
How wonderful it is to know that God’s message of divine good is still here speaking directly to human consciousness, and that we can know and feel the “living, palpitating presence of Christ, Truth” wherever we are, and be healed.
You can find Christian Science practitioner and teacher Kay Olson CSB at her home in Pennsylvania, by leaving a comment or question below, or by direct email contact @ firstname.lastname@example.org.