Recently, when I walked out to my garbage area, it was quite windy. As I was closing the door to this enclosure, a sudden a gust of wind caused the heavy door to hit my foot with great force. It was very painful.
I turned immediately to God in prayer, and what came to me was the Scientific Statement of Being (found in Science and Health, page 468.) It reads:
“Question.–What is the scientific statement of being?
Answer.–There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.”
I affirmed each line as the truth of my being, and I knew it was the present truth, in spite of appearances. I struggled back to my condo and up seven steps with great difficulty. The foot started to swell. When I got inside, I couldn’t walk further, so I crawled on the floor. My cat knew something was wrong because he had never seen me crawling in his territory before. He was very comforting and licked my face.
I opened Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy to page 468 and pondered the three great questions asked on that page:
What is the scientific statement of being?
What is substance?
What is Life?
[Here is a link to that page, so you also can read how Mrs. Eddy answers those questions.]
I affirmed each statement: Since there is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter, then I am not made of matter, and therefore cannot have a broken or hurting matter-foot. Spirit is what defines my genuine being. I am spiritual, right now. I declared that this is the truth, and believed it with all my heart.
By the time I went to bed, I no longer was eye-to-eye with the cat on the ground. I could walk a bit and was able to put some weight on the foot. I had a restful night’s sleep, and in the morning, I was able to walk normally and without pain. It was as if the injury had never happened, and in God’s sight, it never did.
I am so grateful for Christian Science! It can meet any need, any time, anywhere.
Thank you, God!