God, good is all-powerful and ever present. And because He is, we don't have to feel afraid when contagious diseases are going around. The fact that God is always with us is more than comforting, however; it is of practical benefit when we know how to avail ourselves of His healing power.
The purpose of Christ Jesus' unequaled example was not merely to inspire mankind but to show us what God is and how to avail ourselves of His power--how to be free from every material bondage, physical suffering included. The Master promised, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Christian Science teaches that, in accordance with Bible truths, man is spiritual and perfect as the child of God, divine Spirit, made in His image and likeness. This spirituality can be demonstrated now as we understand the divine laws underlying Jesus' words and deeds. These changeless laws are explained fully and clearly in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
The Science revealed in this book is based on the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all that is real, the Principle of Jesus' healing and teaching.
The law of Spirit, God, is available for anyone to learn and use in his daily life. This law of God, which brings healing, is wherever we are and is applicable to any situation. This law isn't a formula; it is power, specific force. It rests on the supremacy of God and is enforced by His power. And when His law is brought into contact with one's particular problem--and it makes no difference whether the problem is physical or moral, financial, or emotional--the result is the restoration of harmony, healing and regeneration.
Mrs. Eddy writes, "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 sigh to the blind,
To set at liberty them that are bruised."
Your true selfhood and mine is never material; it is forever spiritual. And because it is spiritual, it is complete, harmonious, and whole. And because this is the way we are, the suffering and fear that may seem so real have no genuine power over us. They are misconceptions of God and man, false beliefs, not actual God-created conditions And the truth of our inseparability relationship to God, of our uninterrupted well-being as God's image and likeness, corrects them.
This Christlike understanding of Truth enables us to demonstrate that God's healing power is ever present and always available to us.