One day I woke up and felt pain in one of my teeth and swelling on the side of my face. Immediately I prayed as I had been taught in Christian Science, knowing that I am not a material being made up of blood and bones, who could get sick and swollen, but that I am spiritual and perfect, created and maintained by God.
Bearing witness to God’s majesty through giving a testimony of healing is a sacred privilege and joy, and it’s with a full and grateful heart that I share my experience. While attending a Christian Science Wednesday testimony meeting, I suddenly experienced sharp pains and had trouble breathing.
Some years ago an ugly skin eruption appeared on my face and wouldn’t go away. I tried to keep my face clean and avoided touching it, as it appeared the condition was spreading.
One evening, a relative and I were walking down a stone pathway, when my relative tripped and began to fall. I reached out to grab her and hold her up but ended up falling with her instead.
A few years ago I started taking my 18-month-old son to the Wednesday evening testimony meetings at a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, in our town. I had done a search online hoping to find a church that I liked and could raise my son in, and I found Christian Science.
I live on a farm that is divided by a very busy road. My dog, a yellow lab, was blind but never went out of the farm boundaries.
Last summer, my husband and I went on a golf trip with three other couples. I had spent months planning and booking the itinerary and also working hard on my golf game.
For decades I had very good eyesight. But when I reached “middle age,” my vision became blurred, such that I could not read small print or see to drive at night.
Recently I had an experience that illustrated to me Mary Baker Eddy’s statement, “Love is the liberator” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 225 ).
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving I started feeling pain in my gums and my teeth. At first it did not bother me, but at night the pain was intense.