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Two healings I'm thankful for
I was at my hotel in Panama, where my family and I went on vacation. My mom, my two cousins, and I were going swimming at the pool all day. My tummy hurt when I swam, so I stopped swimming, and I missed out for some time. I told my mom about the stomachache and she prayed with me. Then I thought about being God’s perfect idea, and an idea of God couldn’t be hurt. Also, I remembered my favorite thought: “Truth removes properly whatever is offensive.” This is from the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, where Mary Baker Eddy says it this way: “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive” (p. 463). Immediately, I felt better and enjoyed the rest of my day swimming and having fun.
Gracie’s kitten, Cassie
Another time, I was playing soccer during recess with my class. I was being aggressive like I like to be when I play soccer, but I bumped into somebody and fell and hit my head on the hard concrete. At first it really hurt. But I realized that I could turn to God. As my friends brought me to the nurse, I was thinking of good thoughts and prayers. The nurse was very caring, and I sat on the couch for a while. What really helped me was something I had heard my mom say. It was: “If you seem to fall out of God’s arms, you only fall right into His lap.” To me that meant God keeps us safe all the time. I went back to my classroom, and my head didn’t hurt at all after lunch because I was healed.
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