Hope—it's there for you

Few would deny that hope can be a powerful motivator. Hope has kept people alive in seemingly unsurvivable weather conditions, when they’ve been trapped under collapsed buildings, and in other extraordinary circumstances. Hope has given people strength to persevere in the quest for healing and has led many to Christian Science.

Hope denies predictions of failure, of death, and of uselessness. It insists that healing is possible. It led a Canaanite woman to come to Christ Jesus and ask him to heal her daughter, who she said was “grievously vexed with a devil.” The woman also expressed persistence in continuing to ask him for help, even after he had turned her away. Finally, Jesus said, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” The account continues, “And her daughter was made whole from that very hour” (see Matthew 15:21–28).

Does such a healing seem hopelessly idealistic or even impossible to us? Something that could happen “then” but isn’t possible now? The testimonies in this magazine are just a few examples of thousands published in the many years since they were first established (and you can view them at JSH-Online.com). They are proofs that Christ-healing has gone on and is going on in the world. They are signs of what can happen as Christian Science reveals the true nature of God and His healing power.

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August 18, 2014

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