My relatives saw that I was healed

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  May 24, 2022

I was staying with my aunt while my parents were away for work. It was the first time I’d stayed anywhere for a long time without my mom and dad. 

One day I started coughing badly. For a few days I ignored it, but then the symptoms became so intense and painful that I couldn’t sleep at night. Because I’ve gone to Christian Science Sunday School since I was little, my first thought was to pray about this. So, I called a Christian Science practitioner back home in Chandigarh to pray with me. She reminded me of “the scientific statement of being” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 468) and encouraged me to read it and understand it better, which I tried to do.

My aunt was worried about me, and since she is not a Christian Scientist, she wanted me to take medicine. But I told her that I wanted to rely on God for healing. As she’d heard about the healings my family had had through prayer, she supported me and didn’t ask me to take medicine again. 

I told my aunt that I wanted to rely on God for healing. 

During this time, I also visited another relative’s house. I was afraid that my relatives there would also ask me to take medicine, so I told them that I was getting help from a Christian Science practitioner. They supported me, too. Even though my parents were not with me, I was not worried and kept praying. 

One day the practitioner reminded me that God, being good, did not create anything apart from good. So, if God knows only good, how could I, as God’s reflection, know anything except good? I understood that God and His reflection is the only reality and that there is no element called disease. I felt somewhat better and was able to enjoy outings with my relatives. 

I felt so grateful for Christian Science and for the fact that my relatives had supported me and were able to see that prayer is effective.

But when the coughing continued, I contacted the practitioner again, and she suggested that I pray with another passage from Science and Health. The section of this passage that touched me the most was, “Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health.” This section concludes, “. . . thus Science denies all disease, heals the sick, overthrows false evidence, and refutes materialistic logic” (p. 120). It was very powerful to realize that health does not come and go but is from God and so is permanent.

No sooner had I understood the truth of this statement than I realized that I was completely free from all symptoms. My relatives rejoiced with me when they saw me healed. I felt so grateful for Christian Science and for the fact that my relatives had supported me and were able to see that prayer is effective.

I thank God for this healing.

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