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A healing on Halloween
It was a cold, crisp Halloween night, but instead of trick-or-treating with my friends, I was stuck at my friend’s house with a sprained ankle. Earlier that night, I had collided with someone much bigger than I am, and the result had been that I had slipped and twisted my ankle the wrong way.
However, while I sat there with my ankle hurting, wishing I was out with everyone else, a thought came to me: What would I do if Jesus were right there in the room with me? Well, I knew that if Jesus were there, I would not be in pain or be struggling. From reading the Bible, I knew that people who came to Jesus for healing were healed immediately.
Then it hit me that just because Christ Jesus might not literally be there with me, it didn’t change the fact that the Christ, God’s healing love and truth, which Jesus expressed so perfectly, was right there. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures explains, “… the Christ is without beginning of years or end of days” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 333). That Christ is always with us to heal us.
A thought came to me: What would I do if Jesus were right there in the room with me?
I thought about how I could recognize the presence of God’s love in the healing insights that were coming to me. And I thought of the truth that was present—the truth that I could never suffer in the kingdom of heaven, which is where Jesus taught us we all live and are safe.
With this realization, I was instantly and completely healed! I was able to stand up and walk confidently out of that room—free from pain and ready to go trick-or-treating with my friends.