Healing of damaged tendon

There are many, many accounts of healing in the Bible that have inspired me. Many of them have pointed me to our perfection as “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17), and the resultant healings have filled me with gratitude.

Most recently, while out running one day, I appeared to damage an Achilles tendon. Immediately a passage from Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures came to thought: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all” (p. 468). To me this meant that with God in control there could be no strain, discomfort, distortion, or swelling in that leg.

I managed to run home, but when I got there, I stopped and clutched my injured leg as pain ran right through my body. Even as I continued to pray, I was honest enough to admit to myself that I wanted a quick healing so that I could get back to my running. But I soon realized that my “crazy thinking,” as I called it, had to be wiped out. That’s where I was going wrong. A switch from my preoccupation with athletic training to the expression of God’s freedom was essential to healing, along with a sincere effort to achieve more spiritual understanding—which made me think of another passage in Science and Health, “… there is no room for imperfection in perfection” (p. 424). Clearly, there was no room for any erroneous thought about me or in me, because I am a reflection of God’s perfection.

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Testimony of Healing
Warts eradicated
December 2, 2013

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