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Testimonies of Healing

Greater humility heals painful knee

From the May 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Last year, one of my knees began to hurt when I walked. There did not seem to be a reason for the discomfort, which came and went. When I felt pain, I would affirm the spiritual nature of my being as understood in Christian Science, but I was not very specific in my prayer. 

In late March of 2021, I traveled to my daughter and son-in-law’s home to care for their two-year-old while they went away for the weekend. As I traveled, I found it hard to walk through the concourses of the airports. Upon my arrival, I noticed how fast my grandson was able to run, and I realized that I would not be able to keep up with him! For his safety, I knew I needed to heal the difficulty with my knee right away. 

I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful help in finding peace and healing. We dug in deeply, starting with the origin of my being as found in Genesis: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (1:26). I knew that as the image and likeness of God, I expressed all His qualities, including the quality of perfection. Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines perfect as “finished; complete; consummate; not defective.” I perceived that I could not be “defective” as God’s idea. 

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