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From the April 2010 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO, when I was taking some college courses, I noticed a bump on the pinky finger of my writing hand. At first, I thought it was a blister caused by doing so much writing, so I tried to pop it. It didn't go away, but continued to develop until it was obvious that it was a wart.

The wart was ugly, so I covered it with a band-aid, thinking that if I didn't have to look at the spot, it would be easier to get a clearer view of God and His care for me. Despite my prayers, the wart didn't dissolve, and I went through a lot of band-aids. This actually went on for a couple of years.

It finally occurred to me that something more specific had to be done. I thought back to an earlier healing of warts as a child, which had been a real milestone for me in understanding God's healing power over material conditions. That experience was clear proof to me that Christian Science heals, but when the wart on my finger remained my confidence was shaken. I realized that I needed to move on and acknowledge more recent healings I'd experienced. They were also proof that Christian Science heals and that I could continue to prove God's healing power in my life.

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