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Testimonies of Healing

Humor brings healing

From the November 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Several years ago, I awoke on a Monday morning with discomfort in my back. Both lying down and sitting up were very uncomfortable. Much of my time that day was spent at home in prayer for myself. My wife agreed to prayerfully support me also.

A Bible verse brought me great peace: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee” (Isaiah 60:1). This helped me see myself as a spiritual, immortal idea of God, and not a mortal with a physical problem. I know that because I am God’s expression, God is the source of my strength and ability.

The next day, not much had changed physically, though I did find enough strength to prepare readings for a Wednesday evening testimony meeting at our branch Church of Christ, Scientist, where I served as First Reader. This included selecting passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

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