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An Effective Healthcare Option

by NINA BROWN
Member, Third Church of Christ, Scientist

Healthcare is a subject described by multiple opinions, but it is a personal choice. Today there are many healthcare options available. I grew up in a family where spiritual healing through prayer was consistently, effectively and lovingly practiced. It had proven to be the most effective healing method in my parents’ lives before my sister and I were born. Here is one example, from among many experienced by my family, of effective spiritual healing through prayer:

My sister and I often rode our bikes through the subdivision with our friends. One Saturday morning Erika was in hurry to go on a ride with her friends and she left her shoes in the house. A few minutes after she went out, Dad and I heard a very loud scream followed by a crash.

Dad knew it was my sister, so he raced out to the street and scooped her up in his arms and moved her bike out of the street. She had gotten her foot tangled in the spokes and it looked pretty bad. Dad cleaned the wound and wrapped it with cloth as he spoke to her of God’s tender love for her. Dad prayed for her and continued to reassure her of God’s goodness and love. In less than an hour my sister was running up the stairs to head back outside and the cloth fell off, revealing her foot with no sign of injury. Dad helped her put her shoes on and she headed out to play.

This showed me the practical and immediate effectiveness of spiritual healing through prayer and is an example of why I am grateful that this system of healing was available for our family’s use. Even today I find this system of spiritual healing effective in my life.

I enjoy reading the Bible to find inspiration and examples of spiritual healing where people turned to God in prayer and found immediate help. Jesus healed many people and taught that the healings he did his followers could do also. This healing of my sister’s foot showed me this was true and agrees with another book I study, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” where the author, Mary Baker Eddy, writes, “The Bible contains the recipe for all healing.”

What a joy to know that effective spiritual healing through prayer is available to everyone at any time and in any circumstance.

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