A visitor to my church shared a testimony the other night that brought out an absolute truth in a memorable way.
He related that as a teenager he was a very active athlete involved with numerous sports. One time, while ice skating, he injured one of his knees badly, but prayed with a Christian Science practitioner to heal the knee spiritually, and regained his freedom with no problem.
Then a year or two later, while competing in a heated match of water polo, he injured the knee again. A bit despondent, he called the practitioner he had prayed with earlier and said, “Here I go again. I injured that same knee.”
The practitioner replied, “Have you ever been to New York City?” The student, miffed by the question, and not seeing any relevance at all, replied, “No I’ve never been to New York City. I haven’t even been out of the county!” He lived on the west coast. The practitioner replied, “Well, then you can’t go back again.”
From everything the student had learned in his Christian Science Sunday school, he suddenly got the point. As a spiritual child of God, he had never injured his knee in the first place, and therefore could not injure it again. He could not return to a place he had never been.
Healing of the knee came quickly as he demonstrated that his being was just as whole and intact as ever. And he was grateful for the spiritual lesson.