First Church of Christ, Scientist, State College
(Christian Science)

Swollen Eye Healed
 
A while ago I gave a testimony in church about how a particular passage in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures helped me in praying about someone very dear to me. It is found on page 63 and it begins: "In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry."

One morning recently I woke up and one eye was swollen. I couldn't open it and the eyelid was very red and it hurt. The first thing I thought of was this quotation. I quietly repeated it out loud: "In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry." I reasoned that as the offspring of Spirit, God, I could only express beauty, goodness and purity. This alone is my ancestry.

In a few minutes the swelling subsided and I was able to open the eye. The redness continued and I had to be careful not to touch the eye inadvertently. The paragraph continues: "His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence." So I reasoned that I didn't have to pass through stages to be healed.

The paragraph concludes: "Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being." Each time I was tempted to touch or look at the eye, I would remind myself that God is my Father and Life is the law of my being. I didn't have to check on my eye; God, my Father, my lawgiver, was taking care of whatever was needed. I could focus on "the beautiful, good, and pure".

Shortly, the redness disappeared and my eye was healed.

I am grateful for Christian Science and for the care with which Mary Baker Eddy wrote Science and Health.

Celia Nygard 
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