Normal hearing restored

One morning many years ago, I found that I had no hearing in one of my ears. After reading that week’s Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly, I listened prayerfully for what God wanted me to know. The thought that came was,

“I can always hear God.” 

I stayed with this spiritual truth and went about my day, continuing to listen for God’s direction. At some point in the early afternoon, I realized I was clearly hearing the birds sing. I rejoiced right along with them, grateful to have normal hearing again, and even more grateful to know that I can always hear God.

Thirteen years later, I became aware of some distortion of the hearing in one ear. I wasn’t afraid, because I’d had many healings in Christian Science, including the earlier restoration of my hearing. As I prayed that morning, I again listened for what God wanted me to know. This time the thought that came was, “I can hear only harmony.” So every time the distortion occurred, I would confidently affirm that harmony was the only law governing me. No matter what the physical senses were reporting, I knew harmony was all I could really hear and experience. 

Two weeks later, I read this citation in the Bible Lesson: “If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). The word divided stood out to me. I reasoned, “Since God is the only creator, my being is at one with God and can never be divided from Him. The suggestion of division is a lie about God and man, and I have the authority to dismiss it. I am governed solely by God’s law of harmony.” 

That evening, as I was praying before the Wednesday testimony meeting at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, the organist started to play, and I realized I could hear the music perfectly. There was no distortion in my hearing. In fact, I had experienced no distortion all day. This healing took place many years ago and has been permanent. I love how God speaks to each of us, imparting the healing ideas we need.

Shari Douglas
Norwood, Massachusetts, US

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