Recently, I came to understand that "the word of God is...

Recently , I came to understand that "the word of God is quick, and powerful, and ... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews). Since graduating from college in 1990, I have been enjoying a professional career as an opera singer. Early in 1992, I had the honor of performing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

One Tuesday I received a telephone call from the Met, asking if I would like to debut that same Friday; I would be stepping in for an artist who could not perform that evening. (I wasn't supposed to make my debut for another month.) I gratefully accepted the opportunity, although I'd had no on-stage rehearsal.

That Thursday I woke feeling quite ill with the flu. I was able to drag myself to some morning rehearsals, but by mid-afternoon I felt worse. I was praying, endeavoring to become conscious of God, good, as the only reality. But the spiritual evidence of my unalterable health and wholeness seemed impossible to discern.

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Testimony of Healing
We read in the Bible the assuring words "Before they call, I...
November 30, 1992

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