GUEST POST: I’m grateful to have another insightful guest post from my Texas friend, Keith Wommack, today. Jesus used examples of fishing nets, lamps, mustard seeds and other items of daily life to share his gospel message in parables. In a modern twist, Keith recalls his initial puzzlement with a microwave oven to offer a brief explanation of Christian Science healing.
In 1973, I was in Brad Shearer‘s kitchen. Brad and I attended high school together. He was a star football player who went on to play for the Texas Longhorns and the Chicago Bears.
While in Brad’s kitchen, I watched as he took a large glass measuring cup and cracked 8 eggs into it. After whipping the eggs, he opened the door of a small machine, placed the measuring cup inside, closed the door, and turned a dial. A minute later, he opened the door, took out the cup, and began eating the eggs with a fork. Weird!
Weird, because in ’73 I had never heard of, much less seen, a microwave oven. How did those eggs cook in just a minute?
Just as the microwave seemed weird to me in ’73, Christian Science can seem the same to those who first encounter it. However, both are effective. Both utilize laws. The microwave transforms food. Christian Science transforms people. Both accomplish this from the inside out.
The microwave oven cooks by a completely different method than a conventional oven. It uses radio waves. The waves are absorbed by the food’s water, fats and sugars. As they are absorbed, the waves convert into atomic motion — heat. This heat cooks the food.
Just so, Christian Science heals by a completely different system than does the traditional medical approach. It uses spiritual/prayerful treatment. This treatment transforms thought. Heats it up, so to speak. The cold/dark fears of materialistic thinking yield to the light and love of Christ. As radical as it sounds, we live in a mental world and the body is our thought manifest. Once thought is spiritually transformed by prayer, the body expresses greater health.
Following Jesus’ example, Christian Science shows life to be spiritually based and health to be governed by spiritual laws. Weird to some. Wonderful to many.
I use a microwave daily. I rely on Christian Science hourly. Each has become the natural thing to do.
Read all of Keith’s thought-provoking posts here. Thanks Keith!