A few years ago, a small lump appeared in my groin

A few years ago, a small lump appeared in my groin. I wasn't too concerned about it until it began to steadily enlarge. Soon I had difficulty in sitting comfortably for any length of time. Finally, I decided to arm myself with potent spiritual truths and assert my innate perfection as God's child. I insisted that there could be nothing to harm man, since God, good, creates His ideas in His likeness.

Shortly after I began this reasoning, the lump became inflamed and quite painful. I was tempted to believe my prayer wasn't sufficient to bring healing, and I grew fearful. I then called a Christian Science practitioner for help on three consecutive days. When troubled by a problem, I often remember this statement quoted by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 266): "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." This enables me to appreciate the many blessings I have to be thankful for and to realize that gratitude to God for all things is an important element of healing.

On the third day, an incision appeared in my body. The lump was eliminated, and the flesh closed and healed. How I rejoiced over this wonderful proof that "with God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26).

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Testimony of Healing
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