I recently had a beautiful healing that came very quickly and...

I recently had a beautiful healing that came very quickly and proved to me, beyond doubt, the healing power of God.

For about six months I had a growth on my face, near my ear. It didn't hurt, so for a while I paid no attention to it. As time went on it began to grow and became quite ugly. When it bothered me, I decided to pray about it, but the effort was spasmodic. Finally a well-meaning friend expressed real concern, and fear of something more than a cosmetic blemish engulfed me. I realized discord or disease was no part of God's creation; it was the belief in evil that needed erasing. I asked a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. The first thing he said showed that growth in spiritual understanding is unfoldment from within, not accretion from without. I knew that the problem would be resolved, and the fear left me.

An article by Mrs. Eddy, entitled "The Way," in Miscellaneous Writings was studied; and as I read I concentrated on humility as one of the three stages of development, along with self-knowledge and love. I realized that was the growth needed. Mrs. Eddy states (p. 356), "Humility is lens and prism to the understanding of Mind-healing; it must be had to understand our textbook; it is indispensable to personal growth, and points out the chart of its divine Principle and rule of practice." After studying for two or three hours, I washed my face before retiring. The growth came off, leaving a slight mark, which disappeared completely within two days. My gratitude to God is great, and for the practitioner who so clearly pointed the way for me, and through whose prayer real growth began.

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December 25, 1978

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