I was recently on a cruise in the Galapagos Islands when my tooth began aching. The next day it was worse. This didn't seem to be going well and there was no way to visit a dentist. What could I do?
I've learned from reading the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, that the evidence presented to us by the material senses (in this case my tooth) can yield to a spiritual sense of God's goodness that is ever at hand. Eddy writes:
"When the evidence before the material sense yielded to spiritual sense, the apostle declared that nothing could alienate him from God, from the sweet sense and presence of Life and Truth."I made it a point every time my attention was drawn to my toothache, to counter this evidence of material sense with a spiritual fact that I had learned about God and man from Eddy's book. Soon the toothache ceased and I had no further problems the rest of the trip.
God's goodness can be discerned and experienced by anyone. You can develop your spiritual sense of this goodness by reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The book can be read online or purchased from major booksellers. You can also read, borrow, or purchase the book at the Christian Science Reading Room in Evergreen, Colorado.