Healed at the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
Each year The First Church of Christ, Scientist, has an Annual Meeting attended by members from around the world (this year’s was entirely virtual). Here’s a woman’s account of a meaningful healing she experienced during Annual Meeting activities some years ago.
I am so grateful for the many healings and demonstrations of God’s power I have seen and experienced through my study and practice of Christian Science. The healing I would like to share in this testimony was instantaneous and shows that individuals attending Christian Science services and meetings do experience healing.
For several years, I tolerated occasional bouts of nausea, which lasted only a few seconds. Because the episodes came and went so quickly, I would forget about them until the next bout. As a result, I didn’t specifically pray to be healed of this problem, although I knew it did not come from a loving God and had no divine law to support it.
One year I had the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. At this event, members from around the world come together to listen to church reports and share healing ideas and progress. I felt very inspired and grateful for all that I heard over several days and for the genuine, universal love that was expressed. My thought was greatly uplifted by the sharing of so many spiritual truths.
As I was waiting quietly for an evening session to start, once again I felt the nausea. But this time was different. I heard in my thought a very loud, authoritative voice saying, “No!” The rebuke was so firm it startled me. It was reminiscent of a statement in the Christian Science textbook: “The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, ‘as when a lion roareth’ ” (Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 559).
That was the end of the chronic nausea, and that was decades ago.
This healing was an opportunity to witness the Christ, Truth, in action, rebuking the error of belief in a condition God never made or allowed. Once I had witnessed this, the condition could no longer continue to be manifested in my experience. A beloved verse from the “Christian Science Hymnal” describes this experience: “The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking,/ Unloosing bonds of all captivity” (Rosa M. Turner, Hymn 412).
The error of belief in nausea simply could not stand before the presence of God and His healing Christ. Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in Science and Health, “Error is a coward before Truth” (p. 368). When the voice of Truth thundered, the cowardly error vanished.
We can and should expect healings at Sunday church services, Wednesday evening testimony meetings, Christian Science association meetings, Christian Science lectures, and especially the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, where we go not only to learn more about God and His idea, man, but also to give immense gratitude for our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, and for the worldwide Christian Science movement.