One day several years ago, I found I couldn’t lift my right arm to brush my teeth, arrange my hair, or do any other daily task without a lot of pain. This seemed to come out of the blue, with no apparent cause.
It has always been comforting for me to hear that there are no limits to what God can do. Jesus said, “With God all things are possible” ( Mark 10:27 ).
It has been my privilege to be a member of The Mother Church for over 70 years and a practicing Christian Scientist for over nine decades. My gratitude for Christian Science and its teachings and for Mary Baker Eddy is unbounded.
When I was very new to the study of Christian Science, I had two amazing healing experiences that convinced me Christian Science is the answer for every challenging situation I could meet. One day when my younger son, Peter, was about eight years old, he came running into the house crying that his beloved dog, Susie, had been run over by a car and was lying stiff on the side of the road.
Health, protection, and abundant happiness have been some of the rewards reaped from my study of Christian Science. When I was a young child, my health was frail and I was under almost constant care by physicians.
When I was 13, I began to attend a Christian Science Sunday School. On my first day, the teacher asked a question and I was so pleased to know the answer.
For several years, off and on I experienced symptoms, sometimes very aggressive ones, of high blood pressure and heart trouble. I would call on a dedicated Christian Science practitioner and receive immediate prayerful help, but eventually the fear would return and the symptoms with it.
I submit this step-by-step demonstration of God’s guidance and care for our family in the hope that it will help others see that God hears our prayers and answers them. In July 2010, our dad passed away.
An hour or two after the birth of our first child at the hospital closest to our home—we lived near Paris at that time—the doctor came to tell us that there was a problem. The baby was vomiting blood.
I had just left my daughter’s bedroom, when I heard her say, “Oh no, oh no. ” I quickly returned to her room.