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Testimonies of Healing

Complete healing of physical incapacity

From the July 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Close to twenty years ago my health was completely restored, thanks to Christian Science. Although the physical healing didn’t come quickly, I wouldn’t trade for anything the spiritual growth and regeneration I experienced, or the harmonizing effect it had on my marriage.

At first, although I was noticing subtle changes in my physical health, I was not alert to prayerfully handle the aggressive suggestions in television advertisements and voiced by friends about health problems often associated with women of my age and build. A couple of years went by while I experienced what seemed to be slow physical deterioration. I decided to purchase an exercise machine and join an exercise class thinking I might build muscle around my joints to alleviate the situation. However, within two weeks I was completely incapacitated and had to give up my work and volunteer activities. My legs immovable, I was confined to my bed and a wheelchair.

While I had been praying on and off for myself for several months, I hadn’t recognized the necessity of calling a Christian Science practitioner for metaphysical treatment until this point. Then I realized my mistake: I’d been working at cross-purposes, using exercise for healing, and it was keeping me from putting my full faith in the solely spiritual method of healing I had successfully relied on all of my life—Christian Science. I want to say that exercise as a joyous expression of our God-given freedom is wonderful, but in my case I was using it to fix matter.

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