Recently, I woke up with a start in the middle of the night. My throat was suddenly sore.
I feel very fortunate to have been brought up in a Christian Science home. Although I drifted away from Science several times in my youth, all through adulthood I have had many healings as a result of practicing it, and none has been more appreciated than the one I relate here.
I offer this testimony as encouragement to anyone praying about a long-standing difficulty. Some years ago, I struggled with immobility and intense pain for periods ranging from several weeks to a couple of months.
One day this past summer, I was carrying my son down a small flight of stairs. On the last step, my shoe slipped and I stepped down awkwardly on my ankle and felt it crack.
It is with great joy that I share my appreciation for Christian Science and the healing power of prayer. Last summer while living at my remote cabin on an island in the Bering Sea, off Alaska, I injured my eye when a bungee cord I was attaching to my all-terrain vehicle came off and hit my eye with full force.
On the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, my employees and I were in a hurry to submit a bid on a major contract before the close of business that day. In the process of rushing to finish in time, we overlooked one part of the bid.
Last year our beloved cat became very sick. My wife and I had been praying for our cat, but at a family member’s insistence, one day we brought him to a veterinarian’s office, where he was diagnosed as having cancer.
When you’re yearning for healing, it can sometimes be tempting to accept a burdensome sense of personal obligation—namely, that it’s our duty to come up with a grand or transformative realization that will bring about good results. I’d often felt an intense personal responsibility about praying, and while I do continue to pray conscientiously, I’ve come to realize how unproductive it is to feel personally responsible for the unfoldment of good in my life; I need to trust God, who is the source of all good, with the outcome of my prayers.
Love is expressed through affection, caring, compassion, support, devotion, tenderness, and many other qualities necessary to our everyday living. God, ever-present Love, is with us, and is the source of all these supporting qualities.
Last summer my husband and I flew across the country to meet our daughter and son-in-law for a long-anticipated vacation. Early in the morning just before the last day of the trip, I began to feel some internal discomfort.