Healing is possible – everywhere and always

Even when circumstances seem dire, the powerful love of God is here and everywhere – from India, to Brazil, to Canada, and beyond – to uplift, help, and heal.

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As people and governments around the world persevere in efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic, one important way we can all help is to affirm that there is no place where God’s healing love isn’t present, or where our spiritual understanding of God’s presence cannot be of help to others. As “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, describes: “The ‘still, small voice’ of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe’s remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, ‘as when a lion roareth.’ It is heard in the desert and in dark places of fear” (p. 559).

The many verified accounts of Christian Science healings from all over the globe illustrate just how true this is. Here’s a taste of that: a selection of pieces from the JSH-Online archives that speak profoundly to God’s power to heal – including in contagious or life-threatening situations. These particular testifiers hail from India, Canada, Brazil, and the United States. May the ideas and spiritual truths found in their heartfelt accounts inspire your own prayers for your families, communities, and the world, too.

In “Damaged lungs restored,” a man testifies that praying to understand his true nature as not material, but spiritual, brought permanent healing after a doctor predicted that he had little time left to live.

The author of “Child healed of asthma” explains that her son was healed of diagnosed asthma as she realized that health, not sickness, is our inheritance as sons and daughters of God.

“Understanding the supremacy of God and our divine right to overcome illness” brings about healing, explains the author of “How you can help end the pandemic,” who also relates an experience he had, while traveling in Spain, that showed this to be true.

In “No more lung and heart trouble,” a teenager relates how ideas he’d learned in Christian Science brought about a healing that rendered a planned heart operation unnecessary.

In “Freedom from pneumonia symptoms,” a woman recounts how praying with ideas from the Bible and Science and Health resulted in “complete freedom from the sickness, a deeper understanding of my spiritual nature, and an outpouring of gratitude.”

The author of “Healing of viral flu” shares inspiration that brought about healing when a contagious outbreak occurred at his university.

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