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From the September 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, over a period of about two months, I could only hear a few of the testimonies at church on Wednesday nights. Gradually I could not hear them at all. For at least six weeks, I could hear none of the Wednesday night readings or the Sunday Lesson-Sermon, even if I sat in the front row. When anyone spoke to me, I often had to ask them to repeat what they had said. Even then, it was difficult for me to understand just what they were saying, especially if there was any background noise.

Friends noticed my difficulty and recommended I do something about it. Finally, I realized this condition needed consecrated prayer. I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful support. She pointed out this Bible verse, which helped me see that hearing is God-bestowed: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17).

I also found an old pamphlet published by The Christian Science Publishing Society that contained articles on healing seeing and hearing problems. I practically memorized the article on hearing. It clearly brought out that hearing is indestructible because it is a faculty of God, Spirit, and not matter.

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