No Loss in God’s Kingdom

I didn’t know how I would really deal with “loss” when I found out that my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. When I initially found out about her condition, I felt at a loss just hearing the news. I immediately began to focus on her beautiful spirit and the countless memories I had from a child through the present moment. It was like flipping through a Kodak camera page by page. It brought me joy and comfort instead of grief. I had no idea of the severity but I increased our talk time so I could spend time making her smile and remember moments together. She always made me smile and I was encouraged to do the same for my grandmother. During this time, her memory was fading so it was a challenge when we talked but she still carried on with much conversation whenever we talked. In a few short months she passed away. Christian Science helped me to see that her spirit has a light that lives on ever so bright. My grandmother through the years shared so much wisdom and life lessons that I hold in my heart. She’s always with me. Nothing was lost; everything was gained by knowing the Truth about God’s love and life that lives on through us forever.

(by K. S., Fremont, CA)

Healing of a Cold

After being up very late working, I awoke with a croaky voice and the first symptoms of a cold. I immediately declared out loud (despite the croak), “No, no, no, no, no, no, no. You cannot enter my thought. The door is shut to error. My thought is filled with good.” I thought of Mrs. Eddy’s statement about standing porter at the door of thought:

“Reverse the case. Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously. When the condition is present which you say induces disease, whether it be air, exercise, heredity, contagion, or accident, then perform your office as porter, and shut out these unhealthy thoughts and fears. Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 392:24-30)

I then thought of Mrs. Eddy’s directive to keep our thought filled with Truth, Life and Love:

“Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited.” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 210:2)

I thought of the idea that, there is no door for evil to enter, and no space for evil to occupy “…in a mind filled with goodness.”

Then I took my dogs outside, fed them and my kitties, and began my daily Christian Science treatment for myself (praying to acknowledge the allness of God, good and the nothingness of evil). That led me to research the word “Science” in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. I then researched the word, “light”. As I thought about God as the Creator, Source, as Spirit, “…all that is good…” (see the definition of “Spirit”, S&H 594:19), I realized that there were no more symptoms of croakiness or cold. I was healed.

Praise God for His goodness! “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:8)

(by R.G, Oakland, CA)

Healing of anger after death of a spouse

For many years after the death of my husband, I would often get angry at my husband for leaving me so early with two teenagers to raise. I would often ask “Why did you leave me with such a load?” or “I don’t know how to raise a son, having been an only child myself.” One day while listening to a Christian Science Sentinel Radio Broadcast, the speaker talked about having a similar experience with anger after the passing of her spouse. The person explained that she could not be angry with her spouse who had passed because he was the child of God and there was no way she could be angry at God. Immediately it became very clear to me that I could not be angry at God either, and therefore I could not be angry with my husband. I knew that my husband was a child of God and made in the image and likeness of God as I had learned in the Bible in Genesis chapter 1. With this, the anger completely left and has never returned.

I have shared this testimony at a Wednesday testimony meeting and a church member told me that my testimony healed her of a situation with her spouse. Another church member also said that my comments were helpful to her as she was dealing with the passing of a family member. I am so grateful for Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy and for Christ Jesus the Way-shower.

(by F. F., Oakland, CA)

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