Some time ago I was faced with a difficulty in my throat and could not swallow properly. At first I paid no attention to the condition, hoping it would disappear quickly without my doing anything.
This testimony is an expression of my gratitude to God for a healing that took place more than thirty years ago while I was on a business trip in an Eastern Bloc country that closely monitored the movement of all visitors from the United States. The Ministry of Oil and Gas of this country had asked my company based in the US to send representatives to give them a technical presentation on our computerized positioning system that the Ministry was considering installing on ships to be used in drilling for oil in deep ocean waters.
A few years ago I developed stiff muscles in my back that made it very difficult to move or lie down comfortably. Additionally, my heartbeat became irregular, and at times I felt that I might pass on.
I have learned how important it is to be grateful for what God has given. As the Psalmist says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” ( Psalms 139:14 ).
I was planning to visit Houston, Texas, for several weeks to help family friends with the birth of their second child. Before the trip, I had quieted my thought and listened in prayer for God’s direction and guidance about the best time to arrive.
I would like to share a tender healing I experienced about a year ago. One day, I was jumping onto a rock wall in our neighborhood to talk to someone on the other side, when a rock gave way, and I fell backward.
One day after work, some coworkers and I were setting up a Thanksgiving gratitude tree, when suddenly I felt pain on the right side of my body. I left the group and went to sit down.
I was preparing for bed and felt symptoms of a cold coming on. “Uh-oh,” I thought at first.
About two years ago, I had been spending a lot of time praying with the ideas in an article entitled “ This world of infinite Love ” by Julia M. Johnston, published in The Christian Science Journal in August 1955.
From a very young age, I grew up attending a Christian Science Sunday School. The truths I learned there, including the fact that God is ever present and available to help and heal, have always stayed with me.