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Testimonies of Healing

Horse no longer lame

From the November 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christ Jesus’ words, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32), continue to deepen in meaning for me. My mare had a beautiful filly in the summer of 2008. Both horses were boarded at a farm that wasn’t my own. A couple of months later, one of the farm owners notified me that this filly was lame and not putting any weight on one of her front legs.

As a student of Christian Science, I was used to turning completely to God for help and healing whatever problems arose. So in this case, too, I opened my thought to the nature of God’s creation to seek healing. I immediately affirmed my understanding of the real spiritual identity of this horse, with God, Spirit, as her only creator. 

The farm owner decided to call a veterinarian because she was concerned that the horse might have a broken leg. The veterinarian took an X-ray and reported that there was no broken leg, and he could not find what was wrong. I was told that the filly could be taken to a horse clinic for further diagnosis, or we could just “wait it out” and see if the issue cleared up. It was clear to me that the best choice I could make was to continue my reliance on God and expect healing. And so I declined to schedule an appointment at a horse clinic, and continued in prayer. 

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