Healing during a church service

As a recent First Reader at my local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I conducted weekly Sunday and Wednesday services. On Sunday mornings I had the pleasure of greeting the congregation with the words “Welcome to this healing service.” Healing is something members of the congregation pray for and expect at every Christian Science church service, but we don’t always know what it looks like for each individual.

At one Wednesday testimony meeting, a visitor told about a healing she’d had during one of our services. This had a great impact on me—I couldn’t recall ever experiencing a healing during a church service. That changed recently. 

One evening before a Sunday morning service, I felt unwell, so I began thinking deeply about how God created His children—in His image, entirely spiritual. This was a normal response for me, as I’d been healed many times through prayer. I knew I could trust in God’s never-ending care—and I was sure that because God is perfect, I could express only His perfection. 

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