Healing of ankle injury

About a year ago, while visiting a European city with my family, I twisted my ankle awkwardly and was unable to walk or put any weight on the foot. This happened on the last day of a long-awaited four days together, celebrating our older daughter’s semester abroad. We were so inspired by her thoughtful tour guiding, which deepened our appreciation for the art, architecture, food, ambience, and culture of this precious city. It was a time of delight, discovery, humor, and reflection, and the many details and uncertainties about the trip had been resolved into a harmonious experience. 

When this painful injury threatened to derail our harmony and gratitude, I knew I had to put my foot down, mentally! I needed to pray for healing—for an understanding of my spiritual status as God’s child, unbroken and safe. 

As I scooted along the floor in our tiny apartment, seeking a place for quiet prayer, mortal thoughts began to invade my consciousness: “How am I going to get down the stairs, let alone across three busy airports, tomorrow?” And, “Why me, why now?” But, as a lifelong Christian Scientist, I knew that relying on prayer for healing would bring good results. I recognized that thought directly affects experience and that I needed to let the ever-loving Father-Mother God govern my thoughts—acknowledging His governance of me, my family, this city, all nations, our world. I love to take my prayer “big”—beyond my own circumstances—in this way. 

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Testimony of Healing
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April 23, 2018

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