No sickness allowed

When we're little and we need healing, it's natural for our parents to pray for us. It's also natural as we get bigger to pray for ourselves. Have you ever done this and been healed? I have.

Up to the time I was in fifth grade, my mom or a Christian Science practitioner had prayed for me when I needed help. I'd had healings, so I knew that trusting in God worked. But one day at school I felt sick. Lots of kids were out sick, and everyone was talking about what was going around. I sure wished my mom was there. Then I remembered something I had been told in Christian Science Sunday School: Your parents might not always be with you, but your Father-Mother, God, always is.

I remembered one time when some boys threw snowballs at us as we were coming home from school. I prayed with the ninety-first Psalm. One verse says, "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." The boys missed, and we weren't touched. Then another time, when I got caught outside in a thunderstorm, I thought, "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways" (verses 7 and 11). I got home safely. I could see that both of those times God took care of me. His laws kept me safe from snowballs and the storm. But this seemed different.

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May 8, 1995

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