One Sunday morning, when I woke up very early, I was unable...

One Sunday morning, when I woke up very early, I was unable to move the lower part of my body. Immediately I declared, "Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action" (Science and Health, p. 283). I clung to this thought for the next three hours. Then, in order to call a Christian Science practitioner for more spiritual help, I literally fell out of bed and, inch by inch, slid along the floor to the telephone in the adjacent hall.

When eventually I lifted the receiver, it was eight o'clock. I told the practitioner what had taken place. Immediately he quoted the same passage that I had been holding on to for those three hours! He said that of course he would pray for me. I was able to lift my arm and replace the receiver.

Then I thought, "What am I doing lying down here?" And in my thought I heard a command: "Arise and shine." Instantly I got up, and was able to dress and cook my breakfast.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Tell us about your healing
July 14, 1997

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.