Chest pain healed by reading Science and Health
from E. S. in Georgia
Last week I experienced a painful cramping in my chest while I was preparing to go to bed. It came shortly after we had a watch, which is prayerful work that this church does in unity to specifically address a problem in the world. I realized that the pain I was experiencing was an attack on God’s work, and I prayed to know that God is the only cause and I am the effect, and also that I couldn’t be a victim of any evil that would try to convince me otherwise.
I also worked with a passage in Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy: “Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government. Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind, when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor inflammation.”
The pain continued on and off all night. I have my alarm set for 6:00 a.m. so I can study and read the Lesson before all the needs of the day start calling. About 20 minutes after I began, I became so focused on the truth of what I was reading and on God’s presence in the quiet and calm of the morning, that all pain in my chest vanished. I don’t even remember when it left, but I was grateful for this quick demonstration of God’s care.