Every time I read or hear the Bible story about the nobleman's...

Every time I read or hear the Bible story about the nobleman's son who was healed of a fever "at the same hour" that Christ Jesus spoke to the nobleman (John 4:46–53), I am reminded of a healing I had when I first began studying Christian Science about nine years ago.

I was suffering from a cold. The symptoms lasted for several weeks and included what seemed to be a severe sinus infection. I was beginning to think I would never be rid of this difficulty. As a new student of Christian Science, I was unsure how to pray for myself. I felt I needed help, but I was reluctant to call a Christian Science practitioner. I had never talked to a practitioner before, and I didn't quite know what to say.

At the time this occurred, I was living with my parents. One morning before I left the house for work, I asked my mother, who is a Christian Scientist, if she would call a practitioner for me. She assured me she would, and I left the house for my job. When I arrived at work about eight o'clock, I had difficulty concentrating because I felt so ill. I remember that all I wanted to do was put my head down on my desk, which I did for a short time. All of a sudden, there was a dramatic change. My head cleared and I could breathe easily. I sat up straight in my chair and looked at my watch. It was eight fifteen. I felt great the rest of the day and was able to complete all of the work required. That was the end of the cold.

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August 5, 1991

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