A healing abroad

In the summer of 2013, I went on a service trip with my DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council class (a leadership group for high school students who are Christian Scientists) to Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. We were there to help the community in any way we could. We ended up spending a lot of time playing with the kids at the local school, replacing a family’s dirt floors with cement, making a sidewalk for a soccer field, and building a rock wall along a creek to protect the community’s main water pipe.

A few days into the trip, I started to have headaches. Since we were going to be in Sarapiqui for two weeks, I didn’t want to be limited by any discomfort and miss out on participating in all the good. There was a Christian Science practitioner traveling with us, so I went to her for inspiration and to ask for her help through prayer. 

She reminded me that for every lie mortal mind tries to tell, there is a spiritual truth that corrects that lie. The lie was that I was somehow separate from God, and therefore something could be physically wrong with me. The truth that corrected this thought was that since I am spiritually perfect, created by God in His image and likeness (see Genesis 1:26), there is nothing that can cause me pain. 

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