When my first child was born, it did not occur to me to pray specifically about commonly held beliefs about the growth of babies and children. One was that children must suffer as their first set of teeth develops.
One day, about forty years ago, I went to work as usual, but shortly after arriving I began to feel unwell. I did not know what the trouble was, but as the day went on I began to feel very ill indeed and wondered if I should go home.
I am so grateful to learn from the Bible that we all have the capability to challenge any difficulties we find ourselves in. This testimony is about learning a lesson, which taught me to always go about all my activities with a clear sense of the fact that I live in the kingdom of heaven.
One day in early spring I woke up feeling anything but cheerful and energetic. I was feeling very uncomfortable and strange.
In gratitude I would like to share a testimony of a healing that I experienced when I was about sixteen. I was asked by some friends from our local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, to care for their horses while they were on vacation.
Growing up in a Christian Science Sunday School, I had learned that we are all the perfect children of God, and that a clear understanding of this fact heals. This was demonstrated to me when I experienced difficulty with my hearing in elementary school.
About five years ago, when our teacup Yorkie was just a puppy, we had a trip scheduled. He had arrived in our home only a few weeks earlier, and had not been feeling well.
When our son was in second grade, I witnessed a healing with him that carried tremendous power and proved the authority of divine Truth. Just a few weeks into the school year, our son’s teacher called and expressed some concern over his ability to stay focused and complete work on time.
One winter’s night I found myself alone in a cabin, high in the mountains of Colorado, suffering all the symptoms of altitude sickness. I was able to reach a Christian Science practitioner on my cellphone, and I was very grateful for that right off the bat.
Feeling out of place after college and struggling with pain, this author welcomed in the Christ, the saving power of God, and found healing.