I didn’t buy that app

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - May 17, 2018

During a soccer game, I got cleated very hard in the thigh. My leg hurt, and I was having a hard time walking. My mom and I were praying together about it. I pray a lot about things going on in my life. For example, I’ve prayed about tests in school or problems with friends. I’ve learned in the Christian Science Sunday School that I can pray either alone or with help, and that I can expect healing.

One day, my mom and I were talking, and she said that my hurt leg wasn’t really the truth about me. That instead of trusting the five physical senses, we can listen to God and everything He’s telling us, including that we’re spiritual and always safe. Only what God says is true, because God is Truth. I’ve heard this in Sunday School, too, but I wasn’t really understanding what she was saying. It sure seemed like my leg was hurt. 

Then my mom reminded me about an app my sister and I like to use. We take pictures of ourselves, and the app distorts the photos so we look ridiculous. She pulled up one of the silly pictures on her phone and asked if the image was really me. It was, but it didn’t look anything like me.

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