Approximately twenty years ago, before I had become...

Approximately twenty years ago, before I had become a student of Christian Science, I underwent extensive medical examinations. I was then diagnosed as suffering from irregular brain wave patterns and began taking a daily dose of an anticonvulsive medication, which I was told I must continue taking for the rest of my life.

Years later, when I was reading the chapter entitled "Christian Science Practice" in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the recognition that God's spiritual man is innocent held special significance for me. I realized that I had to "trust in the Lord with all [my] heart; and lean not unto [my] own understanding" (Proverbs). I stopped taking the medication. Gradually, through the continued study of Christian Science, I grew in my understanding that true health is spiritual and God-given, never subject to impairment or disease. I was entirely healed. This occurred over eighteen years ago.

I would like to share a healing that took place about eight years ago. One morning our toddler was listless and feverish. After a time, when there was no improvement, I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer. As I listened and opened my heart in humility, she spoke comfortingly and assured me that she would pray for the child. I was on the telephone no more than a few minutes. When I hung up and went to see our daughter, who was in my husband's arms, she was a happy, healthy child. She had something to eat and went to sleep. What joy I felt over this healing.

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Testimony of Healing
A few years ago, in the course of my undergraduate study,...
November 4, 1991

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