Gratitude and healing

Did you ever think of gratitude as a healing power? And how about gratitude before the healing?

At a Wednesday evening testimony meeting in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, a student of Christian Science testified about being healed of a number of difficulties that had confronted her. "One problem right after another," she said. She didn't give in to discouragement, however. Even when the last problem presented itself, one that loomed larger than all the rest, she joyously thought to herself, "Just think what I'm going to get out of this!"

This was her way of giving thanks in advance for the lessons, spiritual growth, blessings, and healing that she knew would come from trusting herself again to God's loving care. And the joyous expression of gratitude that sprang from her lips attested to the beautiful healing that did indeed follow.

God comes first
November 3, 1986

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