When I was at camp last summer, I had a really important healing.
My friend Rachel and I went swimming in a pool that was 11 to 12 feet deep. Rachel was teaching me how to touch the bottom of the pool. When I finally touched the bottom, I was so happy that I did it over and over again. But all of a sudden my ears started popping because of the pressure at the bottom.
After I got out of the pool, I went to the square and rock dance. But then my ears were hurting a lot. So I asked my counselor if I could go see the Christian Science practitioner. She took me to him, and we sat together quietly and prayed. The practitioner told me that God is always with me, and that He is my shield. This helped me feel safe and comforted.
He also reminded me that “there is no spot where God is not.” And he said I could think about this verse from the Bible: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10). I knew that even though I was far from home, God was there for me.
That night, I kept saying and thinking about those ideas. The more I prayed and felt close to God, the less my ears hurt. I knew that the pain couldn’t be real because only God and His love are real.
The next day my ears were all better. Ever since then, I haven’t had a problem with my ears!
I like to pray because it gives me courage to face any kind of problem. When I pray, I feel safe, like I’m wrapped in a blanket. I know God is all around me and everywhere.
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