In a recent Christian Science Bible Lesson I read a Bible citation about the woman whom Jesus healed who had “a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself” ( Luke 13:11).
This reference reminded me of how grateful I am for a marvelous healing I experienced about two years ago.
When I woke up that morning, I had in some way hurt my back, and it was very difficult to move without severe pain.
I can’t remember exactly the ideas I prayed with to claim my freedom from the pain. I do know that I was declaring that as God’s child, I was spiritual and had dominion over matter and that I was created in “His image and likeness” (Science and Health, p. 468).
I’ve always found that the healing truths of the Bible are an ever-present help in times of need. After praying for more than an hour, I was able to take a shower.
I was claiming my perfection as a child of God, and as I stepped out of the shower, these words of Jesus came into my thinking: “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity” ( Luke 13:12).
That was what Jesus said to the woman who had been bound for 18 years. And like her, my thought was transformed and I was immediately healed. The same healing power that was with that woman over 2,000 years ago was with me in that moment.
The pain just disappeared! I was in awe because I was healed in the amount of time it took to lift my foot out of the shower and onto the bath mat. I have never had any back pain since.
I was in such awe of the healing presence of the Christ. I’m still in awe today. How blessed we are in Christian Science to be able to bear witness to the healing power of the Christ.
Balgownie, New South Wales, Australia
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