First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College

(Christian Science)

Knee Healed

Recently I awoke with a sore knee.  I was scheduled to play tennis that evening. In Genesis it says God made us in His image and likeness, that our purpose in life is to be fruitful, and that God gave us the tool of dominion to fulfill that purpose. 

I checked my e-mail.  I had a couple of unsolicited e-mails that advertised inappropriate items that I would never buy and organizations I am not interested in. They gave the option to "unsubscribe", which I did.  I recalled a citation in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 225:8:  "The powers of this world will fight, and will command their sentinels not to let truth pass the guard until it subscribes to their systems;  but Science, heeding not the pointed bayonet, marches on."

I realized that I did not have to subscribe to the world thought that I am a fragile mortal, material being who is feeling sharp pain.   I recalled the spiritual truths of Christian Science that I had thought about earlier, as mentioned above. Unable to get a substitute for the tennis match, I "marched on" keeping these divine laws in my thought.  I was able to play tennis and
by the end of the following day I was healed--not only healed but also having a clearer view of myself as God's beloved image and likeness expressing that wonderful God-given tool, dominion. 

L. E. Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, United States