The correcting rod

Katie was having two weeks at camp, and everything was going great. She'd learned new handcrafts and how to paddle a canoe, make up her bunk, and keep her area of the sleeping quarters clean. Katie found she liked most of the girls and all the counselors. On Sunday, when the family came to take her home, she could hardly stop talking about everything that had happened during the past two weeks.

However, on Monday at home it seemed all the good times were over. She broke out into boils, and this frightened her at first. After she and Mother talked this over, Katie realized that although it seemed a painful experience, it was an opportunity to prove the nothingness of pain and evil. Katie could only glorify God, and she was sure He would heal her.

Mother read her a Bible passage about being "absent from the body, and...present with the Lord." II Cor. 5:8; Katie promised she would try to do just that, and she did. From the time they began to pray, there was no more pain. Katie was enrolled in a playground activities program and was able to be there each day. No one seemed to notice this condition on her body.

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