Loving our loved ones — support and comfort given

A message from one of our members to her granddaughter, relating her experience praying for and supporting her needs.

Dear Hannah,

Last month when I came up to see your performance in “We Can Do It,” you were very busy rehearsing and painting sets for the production while your mom was up in Vancouver, B.C. The night before your final rehearsal you were greatly distressed over discomfort in your feet, said you didn’t think you could do the rehearsal and you asked me for help. It had been some time since you attended Christian Science Sunday School while I went to church, so I wasn’t sure what sort of aid you were requesting. I told you that I would give you prayer support. I then directed you to raise your thought above your feet and be grateful for the opportunity you had to perform with your friends in an uplifting musical. I then began my prayer support by recalling part of a statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good and the true…” I subsequently read pages in the chapter Christian Science Practice from the same book, which included, “Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God’s government.” I also affirmed that as God’s spiritual reflection, you could not contain any inharmonious ideas. I continued until I retired for the evening. I felt confident that God was caring for you, as he has for me always. I knew from past experience that this was the best care available. As you made no further mention of the problem and attended your rehearsal as scheduled, I was grateful that your need had been met.