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When I was a small child, my mother had a very wonderful healing after the doctors had told her she wouldn't live much longer. She went to a Christian Science practitioner for help. He explained to her that she was not, in truth, a sick mortal. She was God's own child, a spiritual idea, perfect and healthy. He taught her to study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly and to pray for herself in a new way, not asking God for any material thing, but giving thanks to Him for all that He had given her. The practitioner prayed for her and encouraged her to trust God. Soon she was well. Mother lived a very active life after that healing. My brother and sister and I were enrolled in the Christian Science Sunday School so that we could learn how this healing could happen, and how to pray in a way that brings healing.
Learning for the first time about Christian Science is wonderful. You find out that since God is All-in-all evil can't be real. So there is nothing to be afraid of or unhappy about. You learn that instead of being a mortal, who can be sick or in pain or unhappy, you are really the spiritual child of God. You are made in His likeness, enfolded in His love. You learn what these Bible words mean, "In him we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28;
My first healing came when I was a young child, and I remember it made a big impression on me. I had a severe pain and felt very miserable. I talked with the practitioner on the phone and told him how I felt. He assured me that God was all-power and that nothing evil could be real or could harm me. By the time I hung up the phone I was well! The pain was all gone. I was really excited to see how quickly God's truth heals.
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You Don't Need Aladdin's Lamp!
Tracy Oryal Williams
God's Complete Control
MARILYN JANE RIMMINGTON
PIN THE TALE ON THE DONKEY
Jane Huelster Hanson
Why Be Patient?
Grant C. Butler
When I Was Healed
Me and My Roommate
New in Christian Science?
Helen M. Leadbeater
Buoyancy in Spirit
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Youth and a Career in Healing
At the end of my sophomore year in college, I saw that my day-to-day...
Craig Stephens with contributions from Winifred McIntire Kaercher
I am writing this testimony with the hope that it will help someone...
Elaine Inman with contributions from Titika Inman, E. Ray Inman
I have been connected with Christian Science all my life
James Brook Strange, Jr.
Letters to the Press
with contributions from Charles J. Castioni, W. R. Evans, Kay Marshall