Abnormality in breast dissolved; relationship strengthened

For several years my left breast was sensitive to touch and had a pressure or hardness in it that seemed to come and go. It was at times uncomfortable, especially when I was lying on my left side in bed. I never really prayed about it and wasn’t particularly concerned or worried. I chalked it up to menopause, even though I was past that time of life. I told myself that as long as it didn’t get any worse and didn’t interfere with everyday life, I wasn’t going to give it any more thought.

One day while visiting my mother, I began to feel this discomfort and sensitivity again. I suddenly became quite anxious and concerned. After I left my mother’s flat and began walking toward my car, I humbly reached out to God and asked, “Father, what do I need to know about this problem?” As I stepped into the car, this line came to me: “Healed is thy hardness, His love hath dissolved it” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 278, adapt.). Then I asked, as though I were talking to someone, “What’s that got to do with anything?” The answer came back, “Because you love your mother.”

Over the years my mum and I had had a difficult and contentious relationship. But as she was now in her eighth decade and having some health challenges, I wanted to show how much I truly loved her by comforting, encouraging, supporting, and caring for her in her own home. Although at times my mum could become annoyed or frustrated, I also observed that she was expressing patience and consideration toward me. She expressed gratitude for all that I did for her and even insisted that she pay me for all the help.

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