Ever since I found Christian Science over 65 years ago, when I was in my 20s, there has never been a doubt in my mind as to the inevitability of healing through spiritual means alone—no matter what the situation seems to be.

About a year ago, early one morning, I had a difficult fall in which I tripped in our living room and fell hard against an elevated tile floor. In spite of the extreme pain, I was able to get to my feet. But I was concerned that the injury was serious because I heard a pop in the area of my left shoulder, and found that I couldn't move my shoulder, arm, or hand. As I began to pray, what came to me immediately was that I was God's child and wholly spiritual. Therefore, dislocation, or anything that indicated I could be separated from Him, was impossible.

I continued to affirm my God-given freedom and harmony, and recalled a passage in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which became a great encouragement to me: "Until the advancing age admits the efficacy and supremacy of Mind, it is better for Christian Scientists to leave surgery and the adjustment of broken bones and dislocations to the fingers of a surgeon, while the mental healer confines himself chiefly to mental reconstruction and the prevention of inflammation.... However, it is but just to say that the author has already in her possession well-authenticated records of the cure, by herself and her students through mental surgery alone, of broken bones, dislocated joints, and spinal vertebræ" (pp. 401-402). This reinforced my desire to continue in prayer, relying on God alone for healing, whatever the exact nature of the injury—knowing that "with God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26).

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Testimony of Healing
April 26, 2010

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