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A CHRISTMAS HEALING
A hot-pink bike, with a second seat at the back for a friend, was under the Christmas tree for our three-year-old daughter Ailia. It had been such fun renovating it for her, and we were looking forward to the delight that we knew would shine in her eyes when she saw it. Imagine our surprise and concern on Christmas morning, when we heard her crying and found that she was unable to move her legs. She'd gone to bed the night before an energetic and well little girl.
My husband, Nick, decided to take Ailia to the local hospital when he saw her condition, and I agreed, realizing this would help quell his fears. As soon as I had seen Ailia that morning, I began to pray. I've learned that any time I've turned wholeheartedly to God in humble prayer, my needs have been met quickly and effectively, without adverse side effects and with the added benefit of spiritual growth.
As I prayed, words of a familiar hymn came to thought:
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ITEMS OF INTEREST
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CHRISTMAS—its promise and fulfillment
BY JAMES SPENCER
HALLELUJAH for Christmas
BY DARREN STONE
The GIFT of the Christ
BY BOSEDE BAKAREY
BY CHRISTINE IRBY WILLIAMS
BY PATRICIA KADICK
A Christmas chorus
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WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME
Mary Baker Eddy
'GO WATCH A LAUGHING SUNRISE'
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
'OUR THOUGHTS OF THE BIBLE UTTER OUR LIVES'
A COMFORTING JOY
A CHRISTMAS HEALING
'I COULD BE HEALED'
A GIFT TO TREASURE