Heart attack symptoms reversed

When I give gratitude for all the healings I’ve had that have proven to me the power of God, there is one that stands out. When I was a teenager, one day I walked into the living room, where my dad was seated. All of a sudden, I realized that he was having a heart attack. 

I was home alone with him, and with everything in me I turned to God and asked what I needed to know. This is where I am so grateful for the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly. The subject that week was “Spirit.” I don’t recall exactly what came to me from that Lesson, but it gave me such a glorious sense of peace that I lost all fear.

The Christian Science textbook says: “The physical effects of fear illustrate its illusion. Gazing at a chained lion, crouched for a spring, should not terrify a man. The body is affected only with the belief of disease produced by a so-called mind ignorant of the truth which chains disease. Nothing but the power of Truth can prevent the fear of error, and prove man’s dominion over error” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 380). When I first saw my dad, it was a fearful sight. But the power of Truth, God, broke the fear, proving that by turning to God we can experience dominion over even an awful situation.

When I looked at my dad again, he was sitting peacefully in his chair as if nothing had happened. When my mom came home shortly after this, my dad pointed to me and at the top of his voice told her, “That child healed me.”

I knew, though, that my dad recognized that it wasn’t I who had healed him, but God. Mrs. Eddy explains, “God is Mind, and divine Mind was first chronologically, is first potentially, and is the healer to whom all things are possible” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 349).

I felt something so special that day. I saw God’s work at hand just by wholeheartedly turning to Him. The material appearance had impressed me for an instant through fear, but then feeling God’s presence showed me what to do. And the fear left. My dad never had another such attack.

I am eternally grateful for the teachings of Christian Science.

Valerie Laver
Half Moon Bay, California, US

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