Child healed at camp

Two summers ago, when I was at camp, there was a hiking trip planned that I eagerly anticipated. But a couple of days before the trip, I got my foot stuck between a rock and a tree root. My ankle twisted, and I felt a shooting pain. I collapsed on the ground. My first thought was that I had sprained my ankle and would not be able to go on the trip. My second thought was that I had to get back to camp. Once I got up to camp, my thinking became clearer, and I began saying to myself parts of Psalm 23, which I had memorized while I was in Sunday School. The part of it I said was, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." To me that meant that I could walk down a trail without injuring myself. I knew that I was—and still am—God's perfect reflection, and that I could never be hurt. Then my ankle was healed, and I was able to go on that hiking trip.

Alexander Toombs
New York, New York

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July 10, 2000

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