Eye infection and painful hand healed

Late one evening I was listening to a replay of The Mother Church’s online Wednesday testimony meeting. I had been experiencing severe pain in my left hand, which was starting to affect my arm. I felt the healing power of God as I listened to the church service with its focus on God’s guidance, and I joined in singing the hymns with joy.

The first verse of the second hymn, “To God compose a song of joy,” has these lines: “Whose arm of strength does wondrous things, / Whose hand brings victory” (Ruth Duck, alt., Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603, No. 590). I found these lines very comforting. 

In the last hymn, Hymn 402, we sang, “That hand which bears creation up / Shall guard His children well” (Philip Doddridge, adapt., Christian Science Hymnal). My thought was turned from my seemingly weak hand to God’s all-powerful hand, and I affirmed my true identity as God’s reflection, His image and likeness. There was progress the following morning, and by the end of that day the pain had vanished and I had full use of the hand again. 

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choosing the good part
October 9, 2017

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