Praying on my own at tennis camp I was healed.
I went to tennis camp one summer when I was a freshman in high school. It was one of the first times I had been away from home on my own. We played tennis every day from early morning to evening. I was really having fun and improving my game. One day on the tennis court, I was moving from side to side running farther and farther from one side of the court to another; I “rolled” or twisted my ankle very severely. At that moment, I had a deep desire to keep playing tennis and keep expressing God’s qualities of agility and freedom. I was praying but I became a little nervous. The coaches and other players who had seen my ankle unnaturally twist let out a huge gasp of concern and worry. I stuck with the truth of my being that we are taught in Christian Science. There were no other Christian Scientist there to support me; my parents were not there. I was all by myself. I realized, I had to be my own Christian Science practitioner, a person who helps us pray when we are ill or hurt. My thought went immediately to God who was my ever-present help. I claimed my spiritual identity as his child. In my thought, I knew I was safely held as God’s idea. I could never be out of his care for even a moment. Those around me were very concerned and thought I would not be able to continue playing. But the healing happened instantaneously; I never felt any pain. I went right back out onto the court and continued playing.
Anna Christian McMullen