Grief Healed

The recent passing of my husband proved to be an opportunity to grow spiritually in my understanding of man’s true identity as a spiritual idea of God. I glimpsed the spiritual fact that identity is not in a material body that can be destroyed and disappear from one’s sight.

The Bible tells us, “God created man in his own image,” (Gen. 1: 27) Thus man is truly one with God and can never be separated from Him. As I began each day with the words from a hymn by Mary Baker Eddy, the discover of Christian Science, “Shepherd, show me how to go… I will listen for Thy voice lest my footsteps stray…”, I was guided in carrying out the needed tasks.

I tangibly felt divine Love surrounding me. Love, thoughtfulness, support poured forth from God, who is Love, expressed by family members, friends, acquaintances, sometimes in unexpected ways. This presence of divine Love obliterated grief and brought an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God. I realized my husband was going forward with God in peace and that the qualities such as kindness, love, generosity, steadfastness which he expressed would always be with me.

I am deeply grateful that the study of Christian Science illuminates our paths bringing peace, comfort, guidance and God’s abundant love.

Discomfort after Eating Healed

I recently was invited to an artist friend’s home for luncheon, along with another artist friend. My hostess’ husband is from India so she has learned to cook Indian food. I was offered me second helpings, and I eagerly ate. The food was delicious.

A couple of hours later, we were looking at her paintings and discussing mine, when I began to feel very uncomfortable. I thought I had stuffed myself, & that was the cause. I started to feel weak & dizzy, and felt I could not stand upright. I was seeing double, so I sat downi I tried to figure how I could leave graciously, but wondered how I would drive my car. As I sat there, I began saying to myself the Scientific Statement of Being from Science & Health, by Mary Baker Eddy: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter…” and I felt that maybe I could leave the group discretely without anyone knowing my situation. By then, I was able to drive my car, and when the radio turned on, they were talking about the current Ecoli & bad spinach situation.

I realized that one of her dishes was a spinach casserole. I laughed at that, because this lady would NEVER buy spinach in a plastic bag. She does everything from scratch. And there was no power in a plastic bag to harm me; no power in unwashed spinach to harm me; no harm in anything that God made, and God made EVERYTHING! There is only one power and that is God, good. There is only one source, and that is good, and nothing but good can be real.

I was able to drive my car to my church, where I had an important item to tend to. By then I was no longer seeing double, and I was able to walk in a straight line. By the time I arrived at my home, I was perfectly well. And extremely grateful!

I so appreciate the lessons we learn in Christian Science, and how God is caring for us continually. What a blessing we have in Christian Science!


Welcome to our healing church.

Welcome to this blog of healings for First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Orinda, California. We believe healing is fundamental to the practice of Christian Science, and is an indication of the operation of divine law. Here is a sampling of healings experienced by members and attendees of our church. Many of these have been shared at our Wednesday evening meetings. Come visit us then to hear more live, and stay tuned here for regular postings.