Quick recovery from arm injury

When my son was in grade school, I received a call from the school nurse that he had fallen in gym class. The nurse said my son had badly injured his arm. I quickly drove the three blocks to school, gathered up my son and his bicycle, which he had ridden to school, and we went home. My son was concerned because we had planned to attend a school function that night. I carefully made a sling to support his arm, as well as to take thought off the physical picture of injury, and we began to pray together for healing, comforting ideas. I have spent my life listening to God’s gentle and sometimes insistent counsel, and have always been in awe of how immediate and helpful His instruction is, so I was comfortable relying on prayer and Christian Science treatment in this situation as well.

My son had said his arm was painful when I picked him up from school, but as we prayed, he felt much more comfortable, and, because of what he knew about God from Sunday School, he wanted to rely on prayer for healing and was expectant of being quickly and completely free of pain. 

A Bible passage with Paul’s words from the book of Romans came to thought: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (8:38, 39). I talked with my son about not being able to be separated from good—since God is good and always with us, good has to be our only experience. He was satisfied with that assurance.

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Testimony of Healing
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