Last Wednesday, I was doing errands and was so surprised to see a banner-type sign in front of our local Catholic church that read: Healing Service Tonight. I thought about that sign all day. I realized that while I would be attending the Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting at the Christian Science Church and would be listening to about 30 minutes of members of the congregation telling of healings they have had in Christian Science, there would be another group gathering in Knoxville and they would be praying for healing and undoubtedly sharing their healing experiences with each other. Then, as I was thinking about a subject for my blog today, I came across this article, below. http://www.freep.com/article/20110731/NEWS01/107310468/Growing-research-validates-healing-power-faith
While Christian Science prayer does not include the use of medicine, as talked about in this article, it is quite refreshing to see how people’s thoughts are moving from a complete faith in medicine to include a faith in the higher power…the power of God. Both the Old and New Testaments are filled with accounts of healing….of achieving and maintaining health….through spiritual means only. And, even though Jesus restored health in many instances of grave illness by spiritual understanding, people still failed to grasp the divine Science involved in the healings. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, revealed to mankind what health is and where it can be found.
While mankind is pursuing interests of all kinds, there is one pursuit that is probably common to all—-the search for health. Christian Science elevates the concept of health from a material level to a spiritual one. Students of Christian Science are constantly learning to never accept as true the material theories about health. It seems more logical to put our faith in the goodness of God and not measure true health by material conditions.
The article I shared talks about having faith in God. While Christian Science is not a “blind faith” in God, I do believe in Psalms 42:11, “hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance.”