One day when I was sliding, I went over a jump and did...

One day when I was sliding, I went over a jump and did something to my leg. It was hurting, but I thought it was just a cramp. I couldn't bend it or straighten it out that night, but I just ignored it. When I finally got up the next morning, I told my mom I couldn't go to school. She stopped me right then and there. She brought me into my room and read the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly to me, but it did me no good, because I was thinking about my leg and feeling sorry for myself. Then she told me about something that Jesus had told the people. It went like this.

There was once a farmer who put seeds into the ground. Some fell on stony ground, some on ground filled with thorny weeds, and some on good ground. The ones on the stony ground grew and died because of the heat. The ones in the weedy ground grew, and then the weeds grew and choked them. The ones in the good ground grew and had fruit (see Matt. 13).

My mom asked me which one I was. I answered by saying sometimes I was the weedy one, but most of the time I was the good one. She said they didn't mix. You were either one or the other. I decided I wouldn't give up my spiritual understanding to any wrong thinking, such as having a bad leg. I really had to change my thinking and stick to good thoughts. I wasn't going to listen to error trying to tell me something was wrong. I was going to do the good things God had planned for me that day. I went right on to school. My leg was getting better fast.

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Testimony of Healing
Last year I had convincing proof that Christian Science heals
May 8, 1978

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