One afternoon about ten years ago, while teaching in my classroom, I began to feel disoriented and lightheaded. A fellow teacher walking by asked if I was OK.
“Truth is God’s remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue,” Mary Baker Eddy states in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures ( pp. 142–143 ).
About ten years ago, I fell and injured my right wrist while I was ice skating with my family. I immediately began to pray for myself, and my wife also prayed for me.
At a busy intersection in the heart of downtown, the light had just changed to green, and it was time for me to proceed. As I drove into the intersection, though, a driver in a large pickup truck, who had not observed his red light, plowed into my car on the passenger side.
I’ve had many healings since beginning my study of Christian Science at age thirteen, when I set out on the journey to understand God as an active and powerful presence that is as close as my thought. I’d like to share a few of these healings here.
Eighteen years into my career as an early childhood educator, I found myself without a job. One day, I was the director of a school of two hundred children, and the next thing I knew, I was a tutor at minimum wage.
It is with great appreciation that I am sharing this testimony about a complete and permanent healing of shingles through prayer alone. One summer, my husband and I were traveling west from Michigan to Colorado, when I began experiencing painful symptoms of a rash on one side of my scalp and forehead.
“I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” ( Romans 8:38, 39 ). I’ve found that this Bible passage is a potent prayer and is very reassuring in hard times.
A few years ago I strained my lower back while gardening. Over the coming week, the problem quickly deteriorated until I was bedridden and could barely move without painful back spasms.
As a lifelong Christian Scientist, I want to express my gratitude for the many healings I have had through the study of Christian Science. One particularly outstanding healing took place a number of years ago.