Christian Science in Burien, Washington

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Burien and Renton

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Healing of teeth

More than twelve years ago I noticed that my teeth were starting to become loose.  The ones I used to chew with really wiggled, making it difficult to eat.  Having been raised in Christian Science, I realized that any report from a material body was not the truth about the man God made me to be.  I prayed to know more about my true being.  The phrase, “rooted and grounded in love” came to mind so I looked it up.  I found that Ephesians 3: 14 says, “I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”

As I prayed about that quote, I knew that it was God who strengthened me (and my teeth).  I felt a strong need to be more loving to all those around me, to see every thing and everyone as  expressions of God, Love.  I really tried to resist the temptation to check on the stability of the teeth and instead to concentrate on what it meant to be “filled with the fullness of God”.  The healing was not immediate, but as I sincerely held to the truth about the presence of the Christ in my experience, being grateful daily for all the good I received, the teeth began to stabilize.  When I relocated and had to have a new dentist to clean my teeth, I was told that I needed cleanings at least every three months.  Dire predictions were made about losing teeth.  That dentist left and the dentist who took over his practice has declared that my teeth are in good shape, don’t need cleaning as often and are strong and healthy.  I am most grateful!

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