My dad was a member of this church for several years and over those years, he served in many capacities — Sunday School teacher, board member, first reader, usher, etc.
He calls this healing his “Wilderness experience” because it took 40 years. I call it his “persistent experience” because he didn’t give up expecting healing for 40 years. He and my mom and my sister moved to Arkansas after he sold his carpet and furniture cleaning businesses and retired here from suburban Minneapolis. He employed two-man crews. Often he was one of a two man crew, which involved lifting and moving furniture and rolled up oriental rugs. To mortal sense, these tasks worked against healing of a hernia.
In Aramaic, the everyday language of Jesus and his disciples, there is a verb tense that we don’t have in English. Jesus used it when he said, “Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” (Matt 7:7) I call it the persistent tense and would translate it: Seek, seek, seek, and keep seeking and ye shall find. Knock, knock, knock, and keep knocking, and it shall be opened unto you. He kept praying and expecting healing. After 40 years, everything was back in place where it belonged without surgery. Thank you heavenly Father.
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
1755 Rolling Hills Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Services In Person and Virtual:
Sunday 10:30 AM
Wednesday 7 PM
Reading Room Hours:
2:00-4:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays and before and after Sunday and Wednesday services