Christian healing

Healing happens! I wanted a place to share the sweet stories of God's grace and power that people send to me. Lift up your heart with joy to the Lord! Rejoice, be glad, and praise God's wonderful works to the children of men.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Newborn child healed

Some of the wisest words ever spoken were Jesus’ words in Mark 10:15, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Innocence, trust, love and expectancy are inherent in each of us. These qualities make for effective prayer whether we’re 2 or 92. As a child, I learned that "there is no spot where God is not," and "the five G’s: God, good, guards, guides, governs." These spiritual laws helped me feel God’s presence instead of fear. Later, I gained insight into God and Scripture from "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," written by Mary Baker Eddy. In the book, Mrs. Eddy defined "spiritual sense" as "the conscious, constant capacity to understand God." I learned that if I prayed with spiritual sense (rather than merely informing God of what needed healing), and with what she described as "an absolute faith that all things were possible to God," I could see wonderful results from prayer —diseases were healed and relationship challenges resolved. Healing resulted from my understanding God and living those godlike qualities — rather than believing I was a sinning or sick mortal. My parents found prayer healed my newborn sister when the hospital staff said she wasn’t expected to live. Their approach, and that of the Christian Science practitioner who supported their prayers, was based on the perfection and love of God. Their prayers helped them realize if something wasn’t good, it couldn’t have come from God, but was a temptation to believe in a second creator or power. The fact is, just like the warm sun, whose rays reflect light everywhere, God’s creation reflects, or expresses him. This spiritual basis and understanding of God resulted in my baby sister’s complete healing within four days. Challenges seem overwhelming? Consider childlike prayer. It’s transforming. Mrs. Eddy said it this way in "Miscellaneous Writings": "It begins with moments, and goes on with years; moments of surrender to God, of childlike trust and joyful adoption of good; moments of selfabnegation, self-consecration, heaven-born hope, and spiritual love."