A number of years ago, I served a term as Second Reader in my branch Church of Christ, Scientist. Each Sunday I read to the congregation the scriptural portion of that week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly.
Attendance in the Christian Science Sunday School taught me that having even the tiniest seed of understanding of God as Spirit, and of man as His spiritual image and likeness, has the power to heal and does heal. During those years I experienced quick healings of chickenpox and menstrual cramps.
Years ago my weekly schedule included several part-time jobs, and each of them involved physically demanding tasks. Near the end of one workday, I accidentally knocked over a bucket of soapy water, and while cleaning up the spill, I slipped and fell onto the wet tile floor.
As first-time expecting parents years ago, my wife and I were excited. How often I thought about this line from the Bible on a poster that found its way into our home at that time: “Children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalms 127:3, New Living Translation).
I am so grateful to have Christian Science in my life. Through the years I have had many healings, ranging from the resolution of relationship problems to the healing of physical challenges, and the spiritual lessons I’ve learned have shown me over and over again that I can trust God with any challenge, large or small.
I am so very grateful for a healing I had in October last year. One day I could feel symptoms of a cold, and by evening I was experiencing a fever and sore throat.
Around Thanksgiving time in 2015 I was struggling with an ugly skin condition. Because it was winter, I could cover up, and very few people were aware of my problem.
Christian Science was the only religion taught and practiced in my family with five siblings. We lived in the Territory of Hawaii, on the island of Hawaii, and had an active Christian Science Society.
Several years ago I began experiencing severe chest pains on occasion during the night. I was fearful I might pass on, so each time this happened I rose from bed and paced the floor, praying.
I grew up attending the Christian Science Sunday School and generally listened to my parents and tried my best to follow the Ten Commandments and the teachings of Christ Jesus. Challenges that arose were met through prayer and spiritual study.