October 29, 2012
Have you seen the Pretendatrin YouTube video? It’s a spoof of all the drug ads on TV, but really quite insightful too. I was reminded of it when a friend shared her slip of the tongue with me. She was praying with Psalm 119 and said “O how love I thy law! it is my medication all the day.” That’s right. Instead of meditation, she said medication. But upon further reflection she realized it made a lot of sense. God’s law as medication means you don’t need any other medicine. After all, what could be more powerful than the medicine of Mind?
That’s a phrase coined by Mary Baker Eddy. She wrote about it in Science and Health where she explains that Mind with a capital M is another name for God, found in the Bible. Under the marginal heading of “Question of Precedence” she has this to say: “Which was first, Mind or medicine? If Mind was first and self-existent, then Mind, not matter, must have been the first medicine. God being All-in-all, He made medicine; but that medicine was Mind. It could not have been matter, which departs from the nature and character of Mind, God.” (see page 142)
Wow. Think about it. If God, Mind is omnipotent as the Bible says (see Rev. 19:6) that doesn’t just mean that He’s the MOST powerful, that means He’s the ONLY power. Period. So that certainly means Mind is more powerful than disease. And it also certainly means that Love – another Bible name for God – is more powerful than drugs.
A confirming verse from Psalms helps to explain: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.” (Ps 103: 2,3) By the way, there are a number of additional benefits listed there too!
Let God’s law – the law of Love, the law of Mind – be your medication all the day, and you’ll be feeling better in no time. Meditate on that!
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.