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HEALINGS IN AFRICA!
There are so many amazing and wonderful Christian Science healings taking place in Africa today. This website, CSHealingInAfrica.org, is dedicated to sharing some of these verified healings with the rest of the world in our desire to support and extend the successful practice of similar healing works among all people.
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We are bringing new healings to our Home Page as often as we receive them.
After a time here, healings will be moved to our Healings Page (archived testimonies).
NEW TESTIMONIES OF HEALING:
Suicide by Poisoning Reversed
I was informed about a dying friend who desperately needed prayerful Christian Science treatment. After having a fight in his family, he was made to think that taking his life was the only solution, and he swallowed a large quantity of poison. According to the witnesses at the scene, it was thought that my friend should die 10 times over with that amount of poison in his stomach. By the time I was called, even medical assistance had left him to die and various ominous symptoms, including skin color changes and bodily sores, had already started appearing.
Fortified by the truth in Christian Science that God is man’s Life and that man reflects this Life eternally, I immediately started to argue in prayer against the false evidence of a material sense of life. Remembering the ever-active, omnipotent government of God over all His ideas, I thought of this statement from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.” (468:10-11) Drawing on this absolute truth that God and His image and likeness form the entirety of being, I could stand firm in my prayer on the fact that my friend couldn’t possibly be harmed by a belief in poisonous matter. He couldn’t know or experience anything outside the wonderful eternal fact of perfect God and His perfect idea, man, in which God keeps His children entirely safe and well at all times. This treatment of error’s claims with the spiritual truth enabled me to completely repudiate the seemingly inevitable conclusions of chemistry and biology for my friend and prayerfully help him be at peace on earth with the Lord. (See Ps. 103:2-4)
I was told that immediately after I began praying, my friend started improving and in a few days’ time, he was back to a normal life to the great surprise of everyone there. I am so very grateful for the final revelation of truth established in Science and Health which reveals the essence of the Bible: the allness of our God, never separated from His divine idea, man. - H.
Healed of Various Pains
Since the age of 20 I had never had a harmonious life due to various pains. These pains affected my whole body.
In trying to find solutions for the restoration of sound health, I came across Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. The chapter on Prayer opened my thoughts for a thorough reading of the Christian Science textbook and also of the Bible. I came to know that the divine Principle, God, is all-knowing. He knows all our needs and supplies them. He is all-good, all Love, and only knows good for all of His creation.
What I was reading in the Bible and the Christian Science textbook urged me to start putting into practice what little faith I had in God and Christ Jesus. This I did immediately, always referring to Genesis 1:26, 31 and Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” I also constantly worked with Psalms 91. Very quickly, Christian Science proved to me that God is Love. This Love soothed my heart and peace was restored.
All pains disappeared and my body is no longer discordant. John 8:32 ("Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.") made me aware that I should never allow myself to be a victim of error. The Christ-power that works in all of us enables us to know ourselves as God knows us and to be healed by Him. I am so grateful for this relief brought to me by the Word of God. - K.
Protection from Harm During Automobile Accident
In December of 2019, I experienced a very dramatic example of God’s protection and the vital importance of doing my daily work in Christian Science.
At around 5:00 in the evening on New Year’s Eve, I heard someone telling me that the car that I had just been driving had been involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle and that the other passengers and I were being taken to hospital. I have absolutely no recollection of that accident, even to this day. I can only recall that we were approaching the city of Chegutu and that the traffic was heavy, so I was being especially cautious with the driving. Afterward, I learnt that the car I had been driving was a total wreck.
At hospital, all of us were x-rayed and examined. Two of the passengers were badly hurt and hospitalized and three were bandaged and released. Tragically, one passed on during the night. I was brokenhearted by that news and grieved for her family. But I had to insist in prayer that this woman could not lose her Life, God, and that He was still lovingly caring for her. Amazingly, I came out of this horrendous accident with nothing broken, no bleeding, and with only a slight bruise on my thumb. I am convinced that it was my daily study and practice of Christian Science that played the biggest role in protecting all of us as much as we were protected and in delivering me from any worse injuries. Of our deliverance, I can only recount Mary's words to Elizabeth, "For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.” (Luke 1:49)
Part of my daily affirmations in Christian Science is that God and man are inseparable. I have learnt that, in reality, for something to happen to man, it would have to happen to God first because "in him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28) But Science and Health tells us, "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony." (S&H 424:5) Following these instructions helps us to prevent and avoid accidents. Mrs. Eddy also advises us to “…keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them….Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort.” (My. 210:2)
This accident was quite a traumatic event. I am so very grateful that my life and the lives of most of my friends were spared. But through this incident I have come to understand more fully that our lives really are "hid with Christ in God.” (Col 3:3) I now can see clearly that daily prayers for ourselves are what deliver us from destruction. Where we stand in general in our thinking determines how we will fare in our lives. Thank God for Christian Science! - A.
Flu Healed Through Prayer
A few days ago, I suffered from some aggressive flu symptoms and I ended up fearing that perhaps I had become a victim of the current world pandemic.
On the second day, I read verses from the Bible which stated that God made man in His image and likeness and gave him dominion over all the works of His hands. (Ps. 8:4-6) I realized as I studied that I am the divine idea of God, (which also includes everyone else as the image and likeness of God) and have been given His powerful authority and dominion over every suggestion of evil. I realized too, that as the image of Spirit, God, I couldn’t have anything that God doesn’t have, or know anything that He doesn’t know, and neither could anyone else. I affirmed in prayer that Spirit, God, was my Life and that nothing else could ever attach itself to my being.
That night, I was truly inspired by reading in my Bible, "…whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it." (Eccl. 3:14) After studying that scripture I was able to sleep quite peacefully. The following morning, I woke up completely healed without the slightest sign of pain. I thank God for this proof of His ever-present care. - C.
Son Healed of Drug Addiction
"And Love is reflected in love." This special quote from the spiritual sense of the Lord's Prayer that appears in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by our beloved Leader Mary Baker Eddy (p. 17:7), has been proven to me in every way, physically, mentally, and emotionally, for myself as well as with friends and family members.
My son had been taking drugs since 2016, and for me l began to hate him since that day. I cut off all communication with him and began to convince myself that he no longer existed. One week we had a Christian Science Bible Lesson-Sermon on Everlasting Punishment. It helped me a lot to start seeing my son as the true image of God. l prayed for God's guidance and a verse from the Bible came to thought from James 1:17 which states; "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." This cleared my mind. l then felt anger and hatred disappearing towards my son as I saw God’s goodness embracing him. l realized that regretting what had happened previously was a ghost from the past and only an illusion trying to steal my present joy. As it states in Science and Health, "The real man is spiritual and immortal, but the mortal and imperfect so-called 'children of men' are counterfeits from the beginning, to be laid aside for the pure reality." (409:20-23) From this l began to see this son of God as perfect and expressing the righteousness that belongs to him as God's child.
A few days later, even though we hadn't spoken to each other for a very long time, l received a call from this son, begging to come home, but he didn't have bus fare. I paid his bus fare and continued affirming that drugs were not created by God and had no life or power, so they couldn't be any part of my son's life. When he arrived he confessed that he had quit using drugs. l realized how important it was to continue seeing him from a spiritual perspective. l gave him Bible verses to read whenever the temptation of using drugs visited him. He especially liked Psalms 27:1-5 and Psalms 91.
I really thank God for this healing, since it has resulted in much more peace and harmony in our daily lives. I am also so grateful that my son and I now have a harmonious loving relationship. Praise God! - T.
Dog’s Life Restored
I went to put food out for the four dogs we have. As I went to get the dog food containers, I saw one of the oldest of the dogs on the ground having a seizure. I was so surprised that I wasn't able to think anything as the dog went silent and still. I asked my dad if the dog had passed and he answered that it was time, for it was really old.
Because I had to put food out for the dogs, I collected containers and moved from that spot, leaving the dog lying still and looking lifeless. On my way to go fill up the containers I just found myself asking God, "God, is this dog really gone? Has it breathed its last breath?” I immediately corrected myself, knowing such a question was not from the one Mind, God. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, "Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmonious and eternal." (184:16-17) and on p. 46, she writes, "The Master said plainly that physique was not Spirit." Then a thought came to me firmly: "This picture is mortal mind's sense testimony and I cannot accept mortal mind's testimony!” So in prayer I fully rejected the picture of a dead dog and I went on to get the food and took it back to the dogs where the incident had occurred.
As I looked on the spot where the presumably dead dog had been lying, there was nothing lifeless in the picture at all! The dog was now standing there full of life and it began to run around like nothing had happened. I checked and all four dogs were lively and happily eating. I screamed with joy to have witnessed the dog restored back to life so instantaneously!
I am deeply grateful for God’s love and Christian Science. - B.
Covid Symptoms Healed
To the senses it looked like my brother-in-law was dying of the “pandemic” and every material remedy was tried to help him but had failed. Because he was staying in a place believed to be the hotspot of this disease, everyone was worried that he wouldn’t make it. When he finally asked for a Christian Science treatment, I could see that fear was mastering his thoughts about himself.
I immediately knew, as Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, states in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Fear is the fountain of sickness, and you master fear ... through divine Mind; hence it is through divine Mind that you overcome disease.” (S&H 391:32-2) This gave me the spiritual clarity to be conscious of the healing truth used by Christ Jesus, and set forth in our textbook in these words, “Knowing that Soul and its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick…thus bringing to light the scientific action of the divine Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and salvation.” (S&H 210:11-16) Recognizing my brother-in-law’s true identity as the perfect reflection of God, including all the health, strength and vitality bestowed upon him by his Creator, I was convinced that these qualities were all that he could ever truly feel, know and experience.
Later that day, he told me that he had received great relief from the pain and symptoms of illness. By the next day he had completely recovered, and was very grateful for Christian Science which he had, up to just a couple of months ago, believed to be satanic! It was so nice to help this man -- through signs following (healing) -- be able to fulfill the scripture, “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:15) - W.
Healing of Chronic Side Pain
After taking up the study of the Bible, Science and Health and other Christian Science materials, I learnt how very important it is to pray every day for myself and for the rest of the world.
In 2016, when I was doing my Ordinary level school studies, I suffered severely from side pains. Despite praying for myself for two months, I didn’t experience relief from the pain. I ended up thinking that perhaps the pain had been caused by lack of physical exercise. I started doing some exercises every day but the pain persisted.
My friends and other people advised me to get help from local prophets but I refused because I regarded them as fake. I decided to go to a Christian Science practitioner for help. When I told him for how long I had suffered from side pains he laughed in a friendly way and said, ”It doesn’t matter how long an error has been believed. There is no special effort required to remove 6 or 13,000 from the sum of 2+2. When you are reminded of the rules of addition, then you can quickly realize that the answer to that sum is, and always has been, 4. You are a child of God and very precious in His sight and cannot be under the influence of anything else other than the love of God.”
I felt so relieved! The belief that something wrong was going on in my body just left me and I was healed instantly. The practitioner then gave me some Bible verses for further study: Jeremiah 32:27 and Romans 8:11. I found these verses very reassuring, and the light I got from studying them has made my healing permanent.
I thank God for this proof of His grace and love. - C.
Healing of Suicidal Despair
Last week I heard of a neighbor who attempted to commit suicide due to marital problems. I visited her and asked for permission to pray for her, and she agreed.
I started praying for the family, knowing that God's love is within the family and is always there. We read and discussed Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." I told her to cast all her anxiety on Him since He cares for you, and He created you and your family in His image and likeness. He truly loves all of you so much.
After the discussion, she smiled broadly as tears streamed down her face. I asked her for the reason for crying. She told me that no one had ever had time to listen to her problems as l did that day. Romans 8:38-39 came to mind and I read it to her: "For l 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.” l told her to see everyone at home as perfect. I reminded her of how Jesus healed: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.” (S&H 476:32-4)
She thanked me so much and told me she was relieved and no more thoughts of committing suicide were in her mind.
This experience taught me more concretely that as we humbly and deeply turn to God in prayer, we can expect to find answers and healing for any situation. - M.
Instant Healing of Stomach Pain and Skin Condition
A few days ago, I had a turbulent conversation over the phone with a friend. As a student of Christian Science I knew that I could defend my thoughts against aggressive mental suggestion, (see Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 442:30) but in that moment I became agitated and upset.
Immediately after the conversation ended, I started to experience pain in my stomach and I could also see and feel that boils were starting to erupt all over my skin. I knew that I had to pray immediately to address this error, and I went into my bedroom and closed the door. I mentally looked up to God “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;” (Ps. 103:3-4).
I affirmed in my prayer that nothing evil can ever enter God’s kingdom which is peopled by His own pure and perfect spiritual ideas. As I prayed to realise the presence and power of God, I could feel the storm within my thoughts begin to recede and I began to experience a feeling of protection and peace. It was then that I could spiritually sense the fact of God’s changeless love for me and for all, and my thoughts became completely supported by this sense of ever-present universal Love. Why, I wanted the whole world to experience God's healing and saving love! And so, I prayed that my friend and I and everyone might feel God’s healing love too. Instantly, the violent pain in my stomach slowed to nothing, and the eruption on my skin began to reverse! I knew that I was healed. Praise be forever to our God who is divine Love! - C.
Daughter Healed of Mysterious Illness
One morning my daughter woke up unable to walk or even stand up. Her legs were powerless and she could not go to school. I went to a woman (who calls herself a witch) who was known to prophesy illness and sickness. This woman said my daughter was dying and she was smote by nocturnal evil spirits or goblins. She told me I should go back home, as my child was at an advanced stage of dying. I asked others in my community and they all told me to accept what the witch had said.
In despair I returned home and called a friend and shared what the witch had judged. Instead of agreeing with the others, this friend advised me to go to a Christian Science practitioner at the local school. I asked her if this Christian Scientist foretells or prophesies. She said neither, but that he only uses the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, called Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. I doubted that one could be healed by mere biblical recitations without some anointed water or even stones. I remained in disbelief of such a way of healing. I had become fully convinced that my child was struck by night goblins as the witch had prognosticated. So I ignored my friend’s advice.
My daughter continued to struggle with alarming physical symptoms. A month later, this same friend asked again if I had seen the Christian Science practitioner. This time I agreed to see him. The following Sunday I went with my daughter. For the first 2 consecutive Sundays I did not understand anything he shared with us. I still could not believe that a mere verse from the Bible could heal, and I also didn’t understand what he read from the Christian Science textbook.
However, by the third Sunday I noticed my daughter’s health improving as I began to understand and more deeply appreciate Bible verses read at the Christian Science church services about healing. I also began to understand the spiritual messages as stated in Science and Health. Then my daughter’s condition completely changed for the better as we read and recited together biblical messages of God’s concern, protection, and care for His children. Since then I appreciate and embrace the beauty and healing power of Christian Science and how it is based on the laws of God which are unchangeable, flawless, and ever-operating in human experience. I learned that in Christian Science, God is Love and that there is no evil, fear, disease, or death in an all-loving God or in man, who is His complete healthy, perfect reflection.
And as it states in I John 4:7: ”Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” I also worked with this wonderful Scripture in the prophet Jeremiah 23:23-24: “Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.” I knew God‘s perfection and health were constant and ever present, for my daughter and everyone. My daughter's healing proved that.
I am so grateful for this gift of Christian Science, for how it has opened my thought to the spiritual meaning of the Bible and primitive Christianity, for Christ Jesus, our Great Teacher, for Mary Baker Eddy, and for the practitioners who work so tirelessly on our behalf. God is great! - M.
Warts and Painful Feet Healed
I am so glad to report that although I have had many health challenges in the past, the moment I started attending Christian Science church services, all these physical problems began to disappear.
For a very long time, I had numerous ugly warts all over my legs. I never did go to the clinic about them. But listening to and learning from the inspiring teachings from the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, I later noticed that all of the warts were no more. Yes, they were gone completely leaving no trace, proving that our bodies truly are governed by God. (S&H 495:1-2)
I also had a healing of my feet which hurt so that I could not walk unshod. I received strength from the 91st Psalm which tells of God’s great power to keep me safe from harm, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Ps. 91:11) and also empowers me to act in my own behalf to trample down the lies that would cripple me. (v. 13) Now, I can walk about without pain and without having to always put on my shoes.
Blessings to God who showers us with His tender mercies! - H.
Instantaneous Healing of Injuries
I experienced the shining glory of God through the following incident.
One day, while we were building a house, (I am a brick layer by profession), the wall became too high to work on from the ground, so the men and I made scaffolding to continue the work. The scaffolding was more than 3 metres (10 feet) high. I and my co-worker climbed up to continue laying bricks while our assistant supplied us with the mortar, bricks and other materials from below.
Quite suddenly, due to the excess weight of the building materials, the supports for the scaffolding snapped all at once and I fell from the height with my arms spread out in front of me to avoid hitting my face on the ground. The scaffolding material, planks, the scotch cart and building materials all fell around and behind me. But the enormous weight of some of the fallen material pressed on my outstretched arms. I felt such pain, especially in my right arm, that I thought both my arms must have broken.
After they helped me to rise, both I and my co-workers could see that my right hand looked twisted and unnatural. They desperately tried to hurry me to the clinic for treatment. At that precise moment, I remembered something from the Christian Science church services I’d been attending. It was that God has all-power and is more than adequate to heal whatever is wrong. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, 412:13-15) Also, I recollected that, "There is no power apart from God." (S&H 228:25) Since God is omnipotent, there is nothing that can be added to, or taken away from His mighty healing power. Because of this, I told my co-workers that I would be alright, and I resisted going to the clinic.
As the result of my prayer, I could see and feel my hands and arms immediately begin to return to their normal condition. My right hand which had looked broken, twisted and swollen, soon achieved its normal appearance. After a short while, I resumed laying bricks and began to lightly joke with my colleagues about the past danger.
Needless to say, my co-workers were shocked beyond measure, and stood staring at me in disbelief. I took this time to tell them something about the restorative character of God and of His ever-present love for us which I had learnt at the Christian Science church services. God is ever protective and caring! - V.
Healed of Severe Stomach Pain
I suffered from severe stomach pain and had to stay in hospital for 2 weeks. Eventually the doctors said I had to have an operation. My parents, relatives, and friends brought me food but I could not eat anything. The food would eventually go bad which was very wasteful in my culture. One day my uncle talked to a Christian Science practitioner. A Christian Science practitioner is in the full time practice of praying for people with physical, emotional, and other challenges. My uncle said to the practitioner, “I want you to prove to me that God exists because my nephew is dying.“ He also explained that even the doctors did not have faith that the operation would help me at all. In his opinion, they had essentially given up and now were just experimenting on me. I had basically given up hope myself too. The practitioner reassured my uncle that God was very much on the scene. He explained to my uncle that under most circumstances, according to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science treatment and medical treatment are not administered together. But since the medical system had in essence given up my case, the practitioner felt it was ethical and Christian for him to administer Christian Science treatment for me. "You can expect your nephew to be healed," were the practitioner's closing words.
The following day my uncle visited me in hospital while the practitioner talked to me via cellphone and sent healing messages. I especially liked the Scripture from Jeremiah 32:27: “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” I kept reciting and pondering this verse. I was expected to have the operation the following day. When the doctor went to take me to the operation, he was very surprised to see me sitting up in bed. The doctor said that we would not carry out the operation that day and to see how I pull through. I kept studying and praying with that same Bible verse. Later that day my parents came to visit me and once again brought me food. This time I devoured it.
The next day the doctor returned to check on me. When I reported that I felt no pain at all in any part of my body, I was discharged from hospital. I was very delighted. I knew that nothing and no disease could prevail over God’s power. Since then I do not want to depart from the teachings of Christian Science. - H.
Teen Healed of Chronic Headaches
From a young age, I had suffered headaches nearly every morning for about three hours. The headaches made it difficult to concentrate at school and started getting worse over time.
When I was 14 years-old, I joined a Christian Science Sunday School and the headaches began to change for the better. During Sunday School, where we studied the Bible and Science and Health, I learnt more about God as our all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present Father/Mother, and about my freedom from suffering as God’s very own child.
One Sunday, we were learning how to pray for healing in Christian Science by siding with God, Spirit, alone and seeing only our perfect spiritual identity. When we do this, the teacher said, we acknowledge that we already are whole and healthy with no waiting! Just as Science and Health tells us, "The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal." (428:22-23) That day, my prayer came very strongly to me and instantly the throbbing headache that was troubling me vanished.
Now, I am 18 years-old, and for the past four years I have not suffered a single headache. In fact, for the past year, I have not had an illness of any sort. God is great! - S.
Healing of Cervical Cancer
First and foremost, I want to thank Almighty God for healing me! I am so grateful that I learnt something about God that healed me completely.
Early last year, l began experiencing a sharp pain in my lower abdomen. At first l thought that the pain was due to the heavy loads I’d been carrying during the building project I was engaged in with my family. But as the pain began to increase, my family suggested that I go to hospital. The doctor diagnosed me with cervical cancer.
After this serious diagnosis, everyone was very worried about my condition. One day, a friend visited me and asked whether I had heard about Christian Science treatment. This was actually the first time I had ever even heard of Christian Science but, after listening to my friend’s explanation, l decided to try it.
That very day I started to have discussions with a Christian Science practitioner who prayed with me and explained to me that Christian Science is based completely on the Bible, the healing works and teachings of Christ Jesus, and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. During this first visit, she also helped me to feel that God’s ever-present love was surrounding me and gave me Psalm 91 to read. I received so much comfort in reading this clear statement of my safety in God’s love.
Over our next conversations, we talked more about ideas from the Bible and from Science and Health. From these talks, I began to see more clearly how l was the idea of God, and that there is nothing material about God’s idea that can ever be sick or subject to human opinions. I also learnt that, “The so-called laws of health are simply laws of mortal belief. The premises being erroneous, the conclusions are wrong. Truth makes no laws to regulate sickness, sin, and death, for these are unknown to Truth and should not be recognized as reality.” (S&H 184:1)
These teachings were helping me to understand that because I have a perfect spiritual identity and not a mortal material one, the medical diagnosis could have no foundation in Truth, and could have no power to make me its victim. "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust." (Ps. 91:2) This confidence that I was gaining in God’s goodness and power helped me to feel so peaceful that at night l could easily drop off to sleep. One morning I woke up and realized that I was totally pain free.
The practitioner suggested that l should return to the doctor for examination in compliance with state law. After a thorough examination the doctor told my husband, “You have a healthy wife!” which was no surprise to me since by that time I knew my true spiritual identity as the beloved child of God. Yes, there was no trace of disease in me and truly, divine Mind is the only Physician and "heals all our diseases" (Ps. 103:3)! - M.
Children’s Burns and Cough Healed
Last month l visited my sister in Birchenough Bridge. As l arrived, l could see the situation for everyone there was tough financially, and l declared perfection before even being told what was transpiring.
To my surprise, l saw my two little nephews both had burns and one was even coughing persistently. Knowing my sister to be a good mother, I knew she would never abuse the kids in any way or allow anyone else to hurt them. So I asked her about the wounds. She explained sadly that the kids are hungry all the time and had tried to get some food that was cooking on the fire. Being so young, they hadn't realized the danger and burned themselves. She said she just didn't know what to do. They didn't even have enough money for food, so taking the kids to hospital was not possible.
l asked to pray for the kids and she agreed. l opened my copy of Science and Health and read her the Scientific Statement of Being over and over. (468:9-15) I especially focused on the line, “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.” I also opened the Bible to Phil. 4:19 and I read her the scripture: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." She smiled at this passage. We then discussed these truths together. While we were talking, l was also praying silently, knowing that God being All-in-all and the only Mind, that He knows nothing about mortality, poverty, hunger, injury, or suffering. He doesn't create evil or allow it. And there is no life separate from divine Love. So these little kids’ burns and illness were lies, and so were the family's financial hardships.
I was so happy to see that the coughing child was instantly healed! During our lovely visit l continued praying, seeing the little kids as totally perfect. I rejoiced in God's omnipresence and for being the wellspring of life that does not ever quit. In just a few hours the little kids were healed of their burns too and were happily playing and running around.
I am so grateful to Christ Jesus, our Master who taught us the truth that makes us free, and for Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science and taught us how to heal as Jesus did. - B.
Healing of Sick Child
I had been very troubled that my child, Ropafadzo, had been having great pain in her leg for about a month. She had been treated at the clinic during this time but without any change for the better. Later, the pain spread to my child’s whole body, and she could no longer walk, stand, or eat properly. I was afraid that my child was going to die.
At this time, I sought help from a Christian Science practitioner I had heard about, and he began to teach me of the mighty healing power of God that is always present. We talked about what it meant for us to be made in the image of God and that we are as perfect as our Creator. (Gen 1:26) He also brought this definition of children to me from Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, “Children. The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love.” (582:28-29) The idea that my child was the spiritual thought of God put everything for me into a different light. Quickly, my mind was opened, and the overwhelming fear I had felt for my child left me.
At home, I prayed to see Ropafadzo as the child that God had created in His own image, without any painful part, and who must always be healthy and perfect. Our Holy Scriptures tell us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48) With prayer that was now more spiritual and with the help of the Christian Science practitioner, my prayer was quickly answered! My child is now well and able to play with the other children. I am so happy and thank God for His blessings and His love for us. - S.
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