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.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Healing of allergies

Over the past several weeks I have had a wonderful awakening from a LONG held belief I was allergic to Chrysanthemums. Fifty seven years ago my fiancé and I attended a formal banquet in November. I was given a beautiful Mum corsage which I wore on my shoulder and the tables were decorated with lovely large golden chrysanthemum plants. About half way through the dinner I had a severe asthma attack. At the time I was a student in nurses training and knew very little about Christian Science.
My fiancé rushed me to a nearby hospital emergency room and I was given several injections and oxygen to help me breath. The emergency room staff told me it was most likely the chrysanthemums that had caused such an awful reaction.
I spent the next forty five years in the nursing profession and avoided chrysanthemums at all cost. I had the belief of several other severe allergies and carried emergency medications with me every where and continued to avoid anything I thought would trigger an attack.
I enjoyed relatively good health and treated minor complaints with “over the counter” medications. I went to doctors for routine check ups and to renew the prescriptions for the emergency medications I thought were so necessary.
Fast forward to 2002 and I rediscovered Christian Science. I started studying CS in earnest and attended Church services regularly. I had a number of dramatic healings of long standing chronic ailments which included several of the allergies I thought I had. I really hadn’t even thought about chrysanthemums though.
A few weeks ago some neighborhood youth were selling potted plants to raise money for a school trip. My husband ordered a chrysanthemum. When it was delivered I gingerly carried it out to our deck and admired it through the window. Several days later a house guest presented us with a lovely large chrysanthemum plant as a hostess gift. It was late in the evening and I wanted to show my appreciation for the gift so I kept the plant in the house on our breakfast table until our guest departed. The next morning I began experiencing the symptoms of the onset of an asthma attack. I had thrown out all emergency medications years earlier. I felt fearful and was thinking I should not have kept the plant in the house right under my nose. Then the BFO (Blinding Flash of the Obvious), I hadn’t done anything foolish and I realized God never caused me to be allergic to anything and I DID NOT need to be afraid of chrysanthemums.
The really fun part of this experience happened last week when I joined friends for a great bus trip and special luncheon. At the luncheon every table was decorated with a beautiful golden chrysanthemum plant. After the luncheon the plants were given away as door prizes and about five of the plants returned to Tulsa with us on the bus. I am so grateful I had been freed of the idea that I was allergic to these lovely plants and could enjoy a wonderful outing with friends. “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

- CB, Tulsa