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Child’s burn healed
One evening, our family was roasting marshmallows in our back garden when our five-year-old daughter, Alma, pulled her marshmallow out of the fire to inspect it. In the process, she accidentally touched the hot marshmallow to her face near her eye.
My husband and I quickly cleaned up what we could of the marshmallow, but we didn’t feel qualified to finish cleaning the wound properly. We talked about where we could take her to get the fastest, best care. We agreed to call the Christian Science nurses at a nearby Christian Science nursing facility. Our family had already had good experiences of loving care from these Christian Science nurses after the birth of our daughter, and the facility was only a short drive away. We also called a Christian Science practitioner, and he began praying for Alma immediately.
The first challenge for us as parents was in dealing with fear. From other healings we’d had in our family, I knew that while fear seemed very legitimate, it was actually just a distraction from the powerful, healing thoughts from God that were right there, assuring us that our daughter was untouched and unharmed. Even though what we were seeing seemed severe, it couldn’t affect our daughter’s identity, which is spiritual and forever safe in God. Though I was struggling with feeling afraid, I leaned on God to provide a sense of peace. Thankfully, my husband was very calm, and handling fear also seemed effortless for Alma. Her calm, steady demeanor in the face of pain—and her childlike receptivity to God’s tender care for her—were very instructive for us!
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