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FACIAL GROWTH HEALED
Early this year, an unsightly growth appeared on my cheek, which seemed to grow larger by the day. Since there was often some bleeding, I kept it covered. A life-long Christian Scientist, I was praying diligently to see myself as the image and likeness of God (see Gen. 1:26), a spiritual idea. As Mary Baker Eddy said in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive" (p. 463). That statement was particularly reassuring.
I continued to pray for several weeks, but the condition seemed to worsen. I have experienced significant healings through Christian Science treatment, of conditions ranging from childhood diseases and broken bones to hay fever and infection, so I was confident in trusting God's loving care and felt no fear. However, my wife and grown children, who are not Christian Scientists, had reached the point of insisting that I have medical treatment.
At about this time, my wife mentioned that a mutual friend from her church, a loving, gentle, and sincere Christian, had talked of being burdened with the concept of having been born "a miserable sinner," bearing the stain of Adam. Since this man exemplifies goodness—admired and loved by all who know him—I felt that I should also think of him as God's pure and perfect idea. I thought and prayed about this for the next few days, not dwelling upon my own situation.
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A prayerful response to threats of flu
BY MARIAN ENGLISH
The power of a clear insight—flu healed
BY SHELLY RICHARDSON
Online voices spreading good
BY AMY FRANSWORTH NAGEL
India—Prayer for progress amid the challenges
BY DILSHAD KHAMBATTA EAMES
BY DOUG MOSER
GOD IS SPECIAL
A WAY TO EXPRESS GOD'S LOVE
CARLOS ANTONIO LEY
AN UNEXPECTED LOVE
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
PERMANENT, HEALING RECONCILIATION
MADELON MAUPIN MILES
WHICH TEAM ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?
ANSWERS ARE NOT IN THE STARS
FACIAL GROWTH HEALED
JAMES C. MYERS
FREED FROM MENSTRUAL PAIN
BACK PAIN HEALED