Significant healing in high school

When I was a senior in high school, I woke up one morning feeling very ill. There was a story on the front page of our local newspaper about strep throat circulating in our community and affecting many people. I felt I was having all the symptoms mentioned in the article.

I called a Christian Science practitioner to help me with my prayers. She pointed me to the description of man in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which includes this passage: “Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements” (p. 475). In thinking about these ideas, I substituted myself for man and prayed to know that “I am not matter; I am not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements.” This focused my thoughts away from my body, and helped me to identify myself spiritually. I began to see more clearly that what I was feeling wasn’t really a part of me. 

Testimony of Healing
Healed during church service
October 31, 2011

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