Recently while vacationing in the mountains where we do a lot of hiking, I awoke one morning with an extremely stiff knee after an extensive hike the previous day. As I attempted to go downstairs, the knee did not want to bend and was quite painful. I had never experienced this condition before. I immediately turned my thoughts to that week’s Bible lesson, which was on God. The lesson contained many powerful statements from the Bible and Science and Health as to the fact that God is all, that there is nothing else beside Him. God is the only power, is ever-present and was right there at that moment embracing me with His tender love and care. God is the only creator and had created me in His image and likeness. Since God is spiritual, my true identity is spiritual. I reflect the unchanging harmony of Soul, God, which includes the perfect functioning of every part of my body. I am tributary to God, Spirit, not to a mortal body, physical functions or to world belief of disability.
As the day wore on, the use of the knee progressively improved and the pain lessened. Whenever I was aware of any discomfort, I reaffirmed the facts of spiritual Truth I had turned to that morning. I realized that God’s perfection is invariable and so is mine. The following morning when I awoke and prepared for another extensive hike, the knee was completely restored to its normal functioning, with no discomfort at all and continues that way.
I am deeply grateful for Christian Science which gives us the spiritual understanding of our true identity as the child of God, reflecting all of His qualities. I am grateful for this quick healing and for a fuller realization of my oneness with God.