Long-standing injury healed through prayer

For nearly a year I suffered from an injured wrist. During this period, the injury often kept me from lifting weights and from taking part in other athletic activities that I really enjoy. One morning, the thought came that I didn't have to go about my activities submitting to this nagging problem. Instead of just putting up with it, I could turn to Christian Science and find healing. Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Hold perpetually this thought,—that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing ..." (Science and Health, p. 496). I knew God heals, and I genuinely desired to see this fact demonstrated for me.

From my study of Christian Science, I've learned that God created everything spiritual and perfect. Our spiritually perfect self is not made up of flesh and bones and cannot be damaged in any way. One other thought I had was that God gave each one of us the capacity to see his/her own perfection. It was a greater knowledge of this perfect spiritual identity that I was really looking for.

I stopped looking at my wrist to see whether it was getting better. Anytime the thought came to me that I had a physical problem that would never go away, I refused to mull it over. Instead, as I went about my daily activities, I held to "the enduring, the good, and the true" (see Science and Health, p. 261). which, to me, meant holding to the spiritual facts of God and creation as described in the Christian Science textbook. In particular, the explanation of man as found in Science and Health (see pp. 475–477) was very helpful.

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Testimony of Healing
Praying for others restores full mobility
October 16, 2000

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