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Surgery was no longer needed

From the June 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally written in Spanish, this testimony first appeared in the May 2016 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

I’ve been studying and practicing Christian Science since I was 14 years old. My husband knows Christian Science and sometimes turns to it.

In 2014, my husband went to a doctor for a checkup that included an electrocardiogram. He consulted with a cardiologist, who made further tests and diagnosed that my husband had a problem with his arteries. Doctors decided to do a surgical procedure, but before doing this, my husband was asked to have another test done.

My husband requested an appointment for this, and they gave him one for 15 days later. During this time we devoted ourselves to praying deeply, insisting on his true identity as a child of God, spiritual and perfect. I relied a lot on “the scientific statement of being,” which clearly indicates what man is, saying in part: “Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 468). And I prayed for hours and felt the presence of God, good.