Skin condition healed

I’d like to share a healing that occurred while I was in high school. I was at boarding school, and I developed a skin condition that was extremely painful, particularly when I sat or lay down. As a Christian Scientist, I turned to God in prayer, and I also requested the help of a Christian Science practitioner to support me prayerfully. However, the skin condition continued to spread until sores covered about half my body. I went home for Thanksgiving, and my school felt it was best for me to stay home until I was better.

When things didn’t improve right away, my father, who is not a Christian Scientist, requested that I see a doctor. Even though no one put any pressure on me, I felt torn about seeing a doctor. I really wanted to work this out through prayer. I was also concerned with how other Christian Scientists would view me. But I was comforted by a passage from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, where she wrote: “The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man” (p. 284). 

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