One person's healing can lift us all higher!
Hello! And for those of you who are here for the first time, a special hello. Throughout this site and on a number of the links you will find all kinds of healing stories. Healings of physical conditions, of doubt and fear, of restored relationships and of financial needs met. All of these healings have taken place as a result of prayer.
With all healings, there's a great reilef to find you have the funds needed for a certain project, and it is convenient to no longer have a cold, and there's joy to have restored a family relationship. But healing is much more than a physical or human restoration to harmony.
I have been taking stock of Jesus' healing work to learn more of the principles behind healing. (You can check out this research blog on his healings here.) His mission was more than healing broken bodies and broken hearts, but it was to show that God is Love and that we are never separated from God. Healings are a sign of "Immanuel" or God with us.
I was once healed quickly of menstrual cramps. This was a welcome relief! But it also gave me an opportunity to realize the strength of womanhood and what God's love can do for mankind. It also gave me insights into the spiritual laws that remove all oppression for women and for men. I realized that if I could have this small proof of freedom from oppressive beliefs about womanhood, that it was also possible on a larger scale. My confidence in good and my hope for mankind grew.
Spiritual laws, like the law of Love, are similar in some ways to the law of gravity: they apply to everyone and they operate unconditionally. The law governing my healing applies to everyone, unconditionally. I started to see how a healing has so much more than its physical impact: it demonstrates the fact that we can never be separate from God, Love and that harmony (because it comes from God) is a permanent fact. And if we can demonstrate this for ourselves, we can see it demonstrated for others. It just keeps growing and blessing! "A rising tide lifts all boats" goes the old saying. And our uplifted thought lifts up all thought to the possibilities of good.
Here is an idea from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that I found encouraging:
The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus'
time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose
their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as
necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation. Now, as
then, these mighty works are not supernatural, but supremely natural. They are
the sign of Immanuel, or "God with
us,"--a divine influence ever present in human consciousness and repeating
itself, coming now as was promised aforetime, To preach deliverance to the
captives [of sense], And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty
them that are bruised.
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016