Commentary A Christian Science Perspective

Healed of infertility

A Christian Science perspective: God created each of us spiritual and complete.

  • Bénie Mabela Ntelo

In February 2013, my regular obstetrician diagnosed me with premature menopause as well as a very serious illness that affected ovarian functions. I was only 23 years old. He told me that I would never be able to have children because this illness was considered incurable. That August, he confirmed the diagnosis after performing further tests.

I decided to pray. While the doctor was telling me there was no hope, I knew that in God there is always hope. God had already done a lot for me, my family, and my friends. God is always strong. He does not change. I knew He was going to meet my need and heal me.

One idea that helped me is in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” where Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science, talks about the spiritual origin of man: “In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry” (p. 63). This really helped me keep hope. I understood that I was the perfect image and likeness of God. Therefore, I had all the needed capabilities that God had given me.

I also held on to the 23rd Psalm. It says: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life” (verses 1, 6). I claimed this for myself, knowing that I was complete and that I was capable of bearing a child.

These truths gave me confidence and peace. I felt that God, divine Love, was supporting me, and I was not afraid anymore.

Two weeks later, I went back to see the same obstetrician, who confirmed that I was pregnant. He couldn’t understand how this was possible given my earlier diagnosis.

Despite the great uncertainty of the doctors, I carried the baby to term. I didn’t even experience some of the problems often attached to pregnancies. It was really harmonious. The obstetrician was amazed. This was all thanks to God’s love.

My daughter is now 2-1/2 years old, and since she was born, I have had a second child, a boy, who is now 6 months old. It is thanks to God that I was able to give birth naturally.

I’ve learned that God’s love is infinite, filling all space, and operates all the time. It is important to keep the faith and not to give up. God can do everything for us. I was healed through prayer. I didn’t take any medicine. I really turned to God at every moment.