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Tooth straightened

From the September 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One morning I checked my young daughter’s permanent teeth that were just growing in and noticed that a top front tooth was coming in horizontally instead of pointing downward. It was clear that in addition to looking deformed, the tooth would be unable to bite food normally. 

Turning to God for help, I prayed and listened for inspiration. Soon the word accident came to thought. I knew my daughter hadn’t fallen on her face or bumped into anything, but I felt directed to look up accidental in the dictionary. Part of one definition reads, “Happening by chance, or rather unexpectedly” (Noah Webster, American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828).

I reasoned that because God is totally good, a crooked tooth certainly isn’t something He would plan for one of His children. Only perfection and harmony are expressed in God’s creation. I continued praying with these thoughts, and in three days I noticed that the tooth had moved back into the gum and was coming down properly. 

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