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Prayer heals head injury
A while ago my two young boys and I attended a family gathering. My boys, full of their usual vigor and energy, were playing with their cousins, when the older boy, who was three years old, came over to me, crying. I held him in my arms and told him he was all right, knowing in my heart that God had never left him and that he really was safe. Just then one of the family members came over, looking very concerned, saying that my son had injured the back of his head and that it was bleeding. Realizing that there was more work to do, I picked him up and took him into the bathroom and closed the door. We had but a moment before family members were knocking on the door, wanting to know how he was, concerned that if the bleeding didn't stop, he should be taken to a hospital. However, in that brief moment alone, I felt a complete and total yielding to God; all earthly beliefs seemed to just give way, and my conscious ness was filled with and surrounded by the presence and power of all-loving Spirit. It was so clear in that moment that this Spirit was so vast and powerful that it truly was all and that nothing unlike it could stand in its presence. The bleeding stopped immediately, and my son hopped off my knee, with all signs that he was ready to go and play. I let him go, assuring the family that the bleeding had already stopped and that he was just fine. They watched, amazed, as he came bouncing out of the bathroom, continuing his playing with no appearance of suffering.
Although my son seemed to be perfectly well, I felt the need to continue praying. As I prayed, I realized that God truly was governing everything. The whole situation was in His hands. He was governing me and my thoughts, my sweet child and his thoughts, and this dear family and their thoughts, as well as their hearts and their conversations. I felt such an enormous, deep sense of love for them all. I can't remember all the Christly thoughts that came, only that they came in a con stant, unceasing flow. Not for a moment did they stop.
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See God's child, not a bully
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Healing precludes need for surgery
Christine M. van der Beek
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Sandra J. Rygel
Prayer heals head injury
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