Wandering, or "lazy," eye healed

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

When my son was about four or five, we began to notice he seemed to have a wandering, or “lazy,” eye. My husband and I prayed about the situation right away, and because we had had some marvelous healings ourselves, we felt confident that healing would come. Then his teachers noticed the condition and told me I should take him to a doctor to have the condition taken care of. I acted on the teachers’ request and made an appointment with an eye specialist.

After the examination the doctor gave me three choices: our son could do eye exercises, wear an eye patch, or have an eye operation—or perhaps some combination of these possibilities. At that point I felt that the best solution would be to obtain treatment for my son from a Christian Science practitioner. A practitioner is someone who devotes his or her full time to spiritual healing, and I felt someone with this kind of professional experience would be able to help us break through whatever it was that seemed to be impeding the healing.

As a result of this contact with the practitioner, it became clear that both my husband and I needed to do a better job of maintaining a spiritual atmosphere that would support healing in our home. We also had different ideas about discipline, eating habits, schedules, and more, and again, these attitudes just weren’t conducive to the healing we and our son had been praying to see. These decisions, which we reached by sincere prayer on both sides, resulted in more harmony for everyone. It also kept our thoughts filled with Truth and a desire to understand it. This made healing a natural outcome.

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