When my younger daughter was about two years old, she injured...

When my younger daughter was about two years old, she injured her foot. A Christian Science practitioner agreed to pray for us, but because a family member was quite concerned, I took the youngster to have her foot X-rayed. All the while I pondered this statement from the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 496): "Hold perpetually this thought,—that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being." The X-ray showed that the foot had been broken but had begun to mend.

The practitioner continued to pray for my daughter until a complete healing took place. It was a beautiful evidence of "the operation of divine Principle." Mrs. Eddy says (ibid., p. xi): "The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation."

Two years ago I suffered from a cold. When the symptoms refused to yield to my own prayerful efforts, I called a practitioner for help. Immediately I began study of my Bible and Science and Health. After working with this sentence in the textbook (p. 463): "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive," I dropped off to sleep. Later, when I woke, the cold was gone. I'd been healed. This same sentence from the textbook proved useful when my daughter had a wart on her hand. A practitioner prayed for the child.Editors' Note: The following comments by a Christian Science practitioner provide some insight into the treatment given the child. The wart fell off while we were driving home after a Wednesday testimony meeting in our branch church.

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August 4, 1980

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