I would like to give thanks for a healing that occurred around...

I would like to give thanks for a healing that occurred around the time of our daughter's birth. Before she could be released from the hospital, it was required that a pediatrician examine her. The pediatrician felt he needed to consult with a bone specialist, and X-rays were taken of our daughter's hip and leg. I was told a bone connection in her hip had not formed properly and that if the situation was not corrected, medical attention would be required. The pediatrician told me our daughter would not walk correctly if the hip condition remained untreated.

The pediatrician's words reminded me of these sentences from Science and Health: "Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized" (p. 167) and "Right is radical" (p. 452). One meaning of radical is "root." And I knew the root or source of her life was God, good. Once I was able to place total confidence in God and in the truth that her identity was intact in Spirit, I was able to pray with conviction. As I cared for her each day I affirmed that God loved her and that God had formed her perfectly. When she was ready to walk (about a year later), she walked normally.

This healing has been complete. In her elementary school through high-school years our daughter has been a member of soccer, cross-country, and track teams. More recently, she has run on a college track team, played ice hockey and lacrosse, and enjoys in-line skating.

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Testimony of Healing
I grew up with the book Science and Health always in view
February 26, 1996

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