The following healing experiences were shared at our Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings. More accounts of healing will be added in the near future. Please enjoy reading these and come back soon.
Burn Quickly Healed Through Prayer
I was raised in Christian Science and during my childhood I had a number of healings brought about through the prayers of my mother. The first instantaneous healing I had on my own took place when I was on summer break from college and working in Boston. I shared an apartment on Commonwealth Avenue with two girls from school. It was our arrangement to take turns cleaning up after meals. On this occasion as I was preparing to wash the dishes, I picked up a cast iron skillet from the gas stove. Unbeknownst to me, the burner had just been turned off and the skillet was searing hot. I carried it to the sink before dropping it and burned my hand severely. In intense pain I turned immediately to God, and without looking at my hand, walked into the next room and directly to my desk where I picked up Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I opened it at random and my eye fell on the following statement (page 393:18):
“Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind when it is self-evident that matter can have no pain nor sensation.”
I was so astounded at how specific this was, how directly and absolutely it applied to my situation, met my need, that I was just about overcome with gratitude. I was instantaneously healed. There was no more pain and no mark. A few weeks later, during the aftermath of a hurricane, the old French doors in our second story apartment blew open and were banging in the wind. As I went to close them, some of the windowpanes smashed and cut my hand badly. I turned with confidence to that wonderful healing I had just experienced a few weeks before and the pain and bleeding stopped. A quick healing of the scar followed. All these years later it still is a wonder to me that in a book of 700 pages, the precise answer to my need was at hand when I turned to it. It stands as a landmark to me that God is indeed a very present help in trouble.