Get over it.
May 9, 2013
You’ve heard that statement before: usually it’s a little bit derisive. But it’s often also a wakeup call: hey! It’s time to move on.
Jesus never spoke derisively to any of the people he healed – but his message was pretty clear: withered hand? Get over it. Issue of blood? Get over it. Death? Get over it.
The Master didn’t get caught up in the details of why that hand was withered, or why that person was dead. Nor did he suggest any kind of therapy or recovery leading up to healing. It was just “get over it.” And they did. Every one of them.
And he taught his disciples that getting over it was a natural expression of God’s love. In fact, after Jesus ascended, the disciples continued to spread that good news for decades. The book of Acts is full of accounts of people getting over it at the hands of the followers of Jesus.
But that’s not a phenomenon associated with only that time in history. Jesus made clear that we too could get over it through the same fundamental Christianity he preached and practiced.
19th century theologian, author, and healer, Mary Baker Eddy wrote: “It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.” (see Science and Health, page 494) All mankind is you and me. Every hour is here and now.
We can get over whatever “it” is simply by trusting the presence of divine Love – a power that Jesus said is ever present. (Luke 15:31) So, let’s get over thinking our problems are too big for God, are too hard for Love, are too long-standing for Spirit. Let’s get over not trusting Deity to tenderly, safely lift us up and out of fear, sin, and sickness. Let’s get over looking everywhere else first and turn with our whole hearts to the same heavenly Father that Jesus loved and trusted.
As the Apostle Paul said, “Now is the accepted time…” (2 Cor 6:2)
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.