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I was healed of chest pains

From the November 4, 2002 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Two years ago in June I was at a camp in Colorado, where I had a wonderful healing through prayer. It was my first full day, and I was planning on doing a ropes course The ropes course is an obstacle course that you perform about 50 feet up in the trees. you have to swing from rope to rope and walk across a wooden log without any balancing support, or walk across thin ropes with only a safety device to support you as you go from tree to tree.

I'd been having pains in my chest since the morning, and I didn't think I would be feeling well enough to begin the course. It hurt when I breathed, and I thought I wouldn't be able to reach for the ropes and handles 50 feet up in the trees. I prayed and the pain lessened, but didn't go away.

I decided to go with everyone to the course anyway. And I spoke with a camp Christian Science practitioner, who helps people solve their problems through prayer: I told her I was having chest pains and asked her for help.

She was so soothing. She told me that I was created in the image and likeness of God and that pain is not a part of God; therefore, it wasn't a part of me.

When it was my turn to go up the long wooden log leading upward toward the trees, I put on my harness. I got buckled in with the safety straps. Then I practically ran up the log — without any pain. While I was up in the trees, I wasn't afraid of the chest pains coming back, or of falling, because I knew that I was one with God, with infinite Love and unfailing strength. And because God is everywhere, there was no place where I was not safe.

I was one of the few who actually made it through the ropes course that day. And I've never had any problem with chest pains since.

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