One Sunday morning about two years ago, as I was on my way to go to church, I stepped off a curb and severely twisted my ankle. For a moment, I was unable to get up off the ground.
At times it appears that we can be victims of unjust, sometimes random events leading to injury. Rather than being overwhelmed by the unsettling suggestion that we are vulnerable to danger, we can turn to the Bible and see that anyone can experience the healing of injury, as well as the prevention of harm, through prayerfully gaining a deeper understanding of the ever-presence of God’s love.
Some time ago there were many good things happening in my life, but there were also some changes happening, and I was concerned. And it was a very busy time.
A few years ago, my son and I had driven downtown to watch some fireworks, when suddenly I became ill. My son suggested that we go home, and on the way he asked that I go to the hospital; based on the symptoms I was displaying, he was certain I was having a heart attack.
One winter day my family and I went for a short hike to an icy waterfall. Everyone wore crampons (metal plates with spikes) on their boots, because the path was snowy and icy.
I would like to give thanks for a recent healing. Over two years ago I began to experience what appeared to be the recurrence of my menstrual cycle.
It’s my practice to turn to Christian Science to meet any challenge that comes across my path in life. One healing I’d like to share occurred about 40 years ago after I began attending Sunday and Wednesday church services at a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, close to my university campus.
A little more than two years ago I experienced difficulty in moving and walking. Because I live alone and am well advanced in years, one of my daughters came to pick me up to spend time with her and her husband until I could again take care of myself.
A few years ago one of my knees became painful; it was impossible to kneel without pain, and going up stairs was difficult. As I prayed, it became clear to me that this pain was not a material condition, as it seemed to be, but actually an imposition on my thought that stemmed from world beliefs claiming that people can experience problems as they age.
When our first child was born, my husband and I faced a big challenge. The doctor came to our room at the maternity hospital and told us that I could be released but the child should remain at the hospital because of a blood incompatibility (with me).