A quarterback prays

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  November 23, 2021.

It was my first day at quarterback for tackle football. At practice, I was excited and ready to run the play that the coach had called. It was a “quarterback keep,” and I had to run to the far right of the field carrying the ball. The run started off well, and I dodged a tackle by spinning my body out of the grasp of a defenseman. The next thing I knew, the coaches and I all heard a very loud pop. I fell to the ground, clutching my knee. I couldn’t walk, and I definitely couldn’t play any more football that day. 

I wasn’t scared, but I had to be carried off the field because it hurt to walk. When I got home, my mom and I talked about some ideas from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I knew this would help me, because our family has had lots of experience praying with ideas from these two books, and I’ve seen how prayer in Christian Science results in faster, more reliable healing. 

One of the issues that came up as we talked was that I felt I was weak, and that this was why I’d gotten hurt. But as soon as that came out, I knew it was a lie. The truth is that I am strong, and I knew I believed that. I have strength because I am the reflection of God, and God is all-powerful—never weak.

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