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Ability to walk restored

From the August 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Early in March 2016, as I walked through a West Coast airport to return home after a brief visit to attend my future grandchild’s baby shower, my legs didn’t feel normal, and I had to sit down. I realized that I needed prayerful help if I was going to be able to get to the gate, so I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer. I made my flight, and also managed another long walk through a connecting airport, relying on prayer for every step, before arriving home. However, a few days later I didn’t seem to have enough strength to walk any more. My sister and I borrowed a wheelchair so she could push me around the house. She also helped to dress me and care for me.

I continued talking with the practitioner frequently because the physical evidence seemed frightening, and the times there was pain or other aggressive symptoms, a call to the practitioner brought relief within minutes. She encouraged me to understand more fully that all real strength is in Spirit—it never had its source in a body—and that I was made in the image of Spirit. 

As weeks went by, and I still seemed to have very little strength, I had to cancel a long-anticipated trip to Europe. I struggled with discouragement, but I persisted in working with the practitioner to understand more about my strength as God’s reflection. 

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