When Christian Science was new to the world, many in need came to it in extremis. The doctors of the day had done all they could and had given them up. This clean break from the clutches of medical practice gave many the incentive to try Christian Science and explore its promises with a receptive and humble thought. And unlike Lot's wife, they did not seem as tempted to look back wistfully to the physicians.
A similar opportunity may be presenting itself to Christian Scientists today. New drug and treatment resistant microbes are rapidly evolving. Some are extremely virulent and fatal. Even a few so-called controllable diseases have become runaway epidemics in some parts of the world. Add to that the thousands and tens of thousands that earthquakes (and sometimes the resulting tidal waves) and violent weather are killing each year. Much of this is beyond man's ability to control or even mitigate.
It could even be argued that the glowing claims trumpeted ubiquitously for modern medical miracles are but an unwitting Trojan horse ferrying into fear-filled and receptive human consciousness the 21st Century Greek soldiers of apocalyptic horrors.
God's omnipotence is all. As Mrs. Eddy states in S&H (249: 13-14): "Either there is no omnipotence, or omnipotence is the only power." Christian Scientists should now have a splendid opportunity to prove that Christian Science has the ability and power to accomplish what we claim for it and thereby demonstrate to suffering humanity pure, scientific, quick, and undeniable Christian healing.