Two healings at summer camp

ANNA LITWILLER—STAFF

Last summer, I made my yearly trip to a camp for Christian Scientists. I was excited to see my friends and to have fun, but during the first week, my right ankle began hurting. The hurt didn’t go away, so I decided to have a chat with the camp’s Christian Science practitioner before bed one night. As we talked, a couple of tidbits stood out to me. I remember her saying that I couldn’t fall out of God’s arms, which made sense because I’ve learned in the Christian Science Sunday School that God is always everywhere and all around me, so I can’t ever fall out of His loving care. 

I also learned that since God can’t hurt, neither can I. To me this meant that since I am God’s reflection, I can only be the image of what God is. God is always 100 percent good and perfect, so I have to be, too. 

The next morning, as my cabin mates and I were heading back to our cabin, I was slower than the rest of the group because my ankle was hurting. But about halfway there, I started praying with the ideas I’d learned from talking with the practitioner, and I really meant what I was praying. I totally trusted God and didn’t allow myself to have one thought of doubt. By the time we got to our cabin, I was able to walk, run, and skip again! 

Another healing I had at camp was on a hiking trip during the second week. I had done this hike before and always experienced spinning vision during a particular part. But this year I was determined not to let that happen, because I knew that since God is all good, only good comes from God. And since God is All, good is the only thing I can experience. At the slightest feeling of spinning, I just said, “No!” For the next couple of minutes, I had that sensation a few times, but I kept saying “No!” until it stopped happening. I knew I was healed, and I haven’t had a problem with my vision since then.

I am so grateful for these healings, because before this I didn’t believe I could heal myself or others. I feel better now that I know I can do it.

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