As I was heading into a convenience store to buy a daily paper, I tripped over a curb in the parking lot and fell forward with great force. My face bore the brunt of the fall.
The first sentence of the Preface to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, says, “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings” ( p. vii ).
Several years ago I was working for one of the summer camps for Christian Scientists. I worked in the maintenance group and was responsible for a crew of campers in the worker program.
There is nothing more hopeful and beautiful than to know and accept as true that our Father-Mother God loves us. His love is ever present; He never abandons us in time of need.
This past summer, I had the opportunity to work on my college campus after school let out for the year. The work came at a good time.
In many ways, the healing I’m about to share meant more to me than many of the physical healings I’ve had over the years. Why? Because it has completely changed the way I see myself and my fellow man.
During summer vacation one year, I had just finished a wonderful day of beach volleyball training with a professional, to better myself as a coach, and all was going fine until I helped him pick up a large shade tent. I felt something snap in my back, and suddenly I couldn’t breathe without excruciating pain.
A few years ago my husband came home from work and collapsed on the kitchen floor. He was hemorrhaging heavily.
Years ago, I had an experience that proved to me God’s ability to heal and save in any circumstance and showed me that prayer can bring healing when we are faced with malaria or any other disease. I had been in Niger, West Africa, for approximately 11 months, volunteering for the Peace Corps, when I began to display symptoms of malaria.
I am so grateful for the immediate help I recently received through prayer and Christian Science treatment. I had spent all day walking in a large city, and at the end of the day I needed to take a bus to another large city.