Climbing in spiritual understanding

The road turned slightly and sloped down toward a little babbling stream. I was an energetic kid, and the idea was to get enough momentum on my bike to make it up the larger hill on the other side. Yet every day was the same—I’d make it only halfway up and have to work hard to make it the rest of the way. I didn’t like this part of my paper route.

But this day was different. As I approached what had become my daily challenge, a clear thought came out of nowhere. The thought was, “You will heal in the way Jesus did.” It was a simple idea, and yet I remember feeling an overwhelming joy and freedom as I flew up the hill with ease.

For someone who had not been brought up with religion or talk about Christ Jesus, the thought I’d just heard seemed to come out of left field. And for me to feel a genuine sense of happiness about something I hardly understood should have felt odd … but it felt so natural. I’d like to say this experience started a long spiritual journey, but it didn’t. The memory faded, and the hill continued to be my nemesis until I quit the paper route a few years later.

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Genuine healing
August 24, 2015

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