Son’s fever and painful throat healed

I’m a stay-at-home dad with four children, ages six to fourteen. In recent years, prayer in Christian Science has helped me gain a comforting, helpful, and practical view of my role as a parent. In fact, prayer has revealed a radically new view of myself. No longer do I identify myself as just a human being taking care of kids, doing laundry, helping with homework, shuttling my children to hockey practice and hip-hop dance recitals. Instead, I now see myself as the spirit­ual reflection through which God is expressed; it is actually God who does the parenting, the supporting, the providing, and the healing.

The spiritual view of being a divine reflection, rather than a human creator and parent, is rooted in the Bible. Genesis tells us that God created man in His own image, and in the Gospel of John, Jesus explains, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work” (5:17). This to me means that as God’s children our work is simply the reflection of the work that God is doing. It is my job, I now understand, to recognize God’s presence, His power, and His role of being the true Father-Mother of all children, and to follow God’s direction.

Testimony of Healing
Healed on a business trip
June 20, 2016

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