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Diagnosed disease healed
A couple of summers ago, before I knew about Christian Science, my wife tested positive for a type of cancer. The doctors concluded that the only possible way to save her life was to perform surgery and that even with that, there was no guarantee that she would survive. I didn’t know yet that God is entirely good and could never send disease, and I wondered why God would have allowed this to happen. (My whole life I have been a Christian, but only after becoming a Christian Scientist did I realize how little I had really understood about Christ’s Christianity.)
One Sunday afternoon, I was walking to see my wife, who was at her sister’s house that day. I was tired and running late, so I was praying to God for help in getting there. Then a car approached and stopped. I saw the driver was a white man, and no white man had ever offered me a ride in my life! I felt confident I could trust this man, and that my prayer had been answered. But I wondered why my prayers for my wife’s healing had not been answered. Little did I know that this ride would show me the truth that would make my wife free.
As we drove, I told the driver about my wife’s condition. He said it wasn’t truly part of her, because we are God’s spiritual children, and He could never let us be sick. He knows us only as perfect. I didn’t understand, but when he asked if he could pray for my wife, I didn’t think it could hurt, so I agreed. But instead of saying a prayer out loud, as I was accustomed to, he talked with me of God, Christ Jesus, the Bible, and healing. His words gave me hope and comfort, and he explained that he would pray for my wife silently.
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Pilgrimonearth, Sharon, Fenna Corry, Rob-le
The Principle that is Love
In God’s own likeness
‘I cannot be tricked!’
Ways children teach us
Two special healings
Diagnosed disease healed
Tawanda Meki with contributions from Wayne Chisunga
Labrador’s health renewed
Effects of spider bite reversed
Edna B. Craft
Arm injury healed
'Lo, to our widening vision dawns...'
Photograph by Scott Huffman
Making the world safe for anti-corruption whistle-blowers
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
Moral progress and the role we can play
Progress for humanity
David C. Kennedy