When my daughter Anna was a toddler, she developed a severe case of eczema. She was in such discomfort she would wake up from a sound sleep and scratch at her skin, so she got very little rest.
The Christ is ever present, and we can experience the benefits of its tender action wherever we are, no matter what. It was the first time I was called to be a substitute soloist for a Sunday service at a Church of Christ, Scientist, and I wanted to do it well.
A few months ago, I awoke in the night in extreme pain. I had been sound asleep and could not tell where in my body the pain was located.
In my life I have found that prayer is answered in so many varied ways, but always in the way that heals and is most understandable at the moment help is needed, leaving me with a largess of peace and a deepness of comfort. A number of years ago, I was very concerned about our eldest daughter, who was floundering in a destructive relationship with a young man in a different state far from us.
Many of the testimonies in this magazine tell the story of someone who received an inspiring spiritual idea from God that helped that individual overcome and heal a difficulty he or she was facing. These testimonies provide wonderful examples of demonstrations of God’s love.
I had gotten married for the second time, and while I embraced this step with enthusiasm and loved my husband very much, adjusting to all the details of my new situation proved to be very challenging. I felt completely overwhelmed at times and was forced to address issues associated with family, identity, personal “history,” friends, home, purpose, etc.
Some time ago, I found myself unable to walk or sit without great discomfort in my legs. With my legs straight out on an ottoman, I managed to mentally hold to truths about my spiritual relation to our Father-Mother God.
Several years ago, over a period of time, the appearance and function of my right hand deteriorated. I’ve found Christian Science to be the most effective healing method, and I rely on it for all my needs.
Several years after my husband and I were married, we were looking forward to having a family. When we were expecting our first child, the baby arrived nearly four months early and did not survive.
It is with great gratitude, awe, and joy that I write this testimony. Throughout my life I have always read the Christian Science periodicals starting from the back so that I could read the testimonies of healing first.