Severe headaches and
In writing this testimony, it’s as though I’m recalling a dream, since, I’m grateful to say, the symptoms of illness left no impression on me. I do, however, feel it is important for me to document this healing in order to publicly give gratitude to God for it and acknowledge that Christian Science heals.
A little over two years ago, I began experiencing severe headaches, and later my head showed signs of swelling. One of the headaches lingered and, over time, became more painful and debilitating. I could sleep only out of exhaustion and ate very little for several weeks, although I did manage to fulfill most of my duties.
I was praying for myself during this time but stubbornly resisted calling a Christian Science practitioner for treatment when the condition did not quickly improve. I had rarely called a practitioner for help.
At times I thought about getting a medical diagnosis, but I never did, as I felt that would only increase my fear. I have always been confident that prayer is the most effective remedy for any challenge.
In the midst of intense discomfort, when it felt nearly impossible to give myself metaphysical treatment and I had started to fear that I was going to pass on, two things came to thought that countered the fear.
The first was Jesus’ response to his disciples when they told him that he must hurry to go to Lazarus, who was dying. Jesus confidently told them, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby” (John 11:4). I felt that this coming to my thought was God’s promise to me that I, too, would be healed.
The second thing that came strongly to thought was that no matter what happened, I could never be outside of God’s love and care. I could not go anywhere where God would not be with me. This took away the fear of death as well as the notion that death could release me from pain or illness.
Shortly after, I was persuaded to do what I should have done long before—I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful treatment. I felt immediate relief from the pain and swelling. Within a week or two I was completely healed. In the more than two years since, there has been no recurrence of the condition. I am deeply grateful.
San Jose, California, US