"And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak, for she was saying to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well.”
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well."
(Matthew 9:20-22 NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
It had been a pretty busy time. We moved with our six children from the North to the South, and were living in a large apartment complex until the sale of our former house was completed. Try that with six children and a dog! Yup. It was busy. But it was also an adventure.
The apartment complex was new and attractive and living there was kind of like living in a college dorm. Even better, our patio doors overlooked the swimming pool and, now that we were in the South, we had a lot of opportunity to swim.
As busy as I was with moving and family, I was also beginning to take calls from people seeking help through prayer to solve their problems. Until I could find a downtown office, I put a desk in the corner of my bedroom for a quiet place to study and pray. The Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, were my textbooks for healing prayer.
"I believe that prayer—spiritual reasoning that stays out of the fray, but seeks divine light on the situation—can open the way out of the crisis." These are words taken from my new article in the February 20, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel, dealing with the European financial news.
But I believe that pretty much everything in the article can be applied to crises of any kind - health, relational, business, mental, whatever.
As the article states, "Of course, finding solutions begins with the admission that manageable, practical, right answers exist and are discoverable. Turning to God—the universal divine Mind of all—through prayer, we can learn more of the intelligence, harmony, and progress that are attributes of Mind and reflected in man as God’s spiritual image. Admitting Mind to be the source of inspired ideas, and man—meaning both men and women—to be receptive to such inspiration, fosters an atmosphere of respect and openness. In fact, once that admission is made, the possibilities for unfolding good are limitless."
Want to see where to go from here? Check out the full article as republished on spirituality.com. While you are there, poke around and see if there are other articles that speak to your need today. And please come back here and tell me what is stirring in your thought. I am always interested in what you are thinking!
I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no