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Sudden illness healed

From the December 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Over the Christmas holiday a few years ago, some family members and I went to see a new model home that one of my sons and his wife had just finished building. I had seen the model home on a previous occasion, so I remained downstairs while everyone else explored the top two stories.

While I was alone, I began feeling strange and wobbly. I immediately turned to God in prayer, silently declaring spiritual truths: that God is All-in-all, and that I am made in His own image and likeness (see Genesis 1:26, 27), as perfect, spiritual, immortal, and complete in Him. I declared truths that I have read numerous times in the Bible and in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. 

I remained sitting, and when the others came back downstairs and met me, I had great difficulty getting up. One of my sons helped me into the car, and we began the short drive to my house. As we drove, everyone was conversing, and when I tried to speak, the words came out of my mouth all garbled. We arrived at my home, and we all decided to call it a night and go to bed. We did not discuss the incident that had happened that evening, or my condition, though my sons would have known I was praying for myself.

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