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Excerpted from The Healing Light by Agnes Sanford. Copyright 1947 by Agnes Sanford. Excerpted by permission of Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, Inc.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.  HTML and web pages copyright by SpiritSite.com.
 


"No dreary, long-faced minister could have channeled God's healing to my baby, and it was the joy on the minister's face that called forth my faith."

Agnes Sanford, The Healing Light, Part 2

"I'll go up and have a prayer with him," he said.

"I don't think that will do any good," I replied wearily. 'He's only a year and a half old. He wouldn't understand."

What I really thought was, "If God doesn't answer my prayers, why would He answer this minister's prayers?"

"Oh, that won't matter," cried the minister, disregarding my feeble protests. He went upstairs.

Light shone in his eyes. I looked at him and saw his joyfulness, and I believed. For joy is the heavenly "O.K." on the inner life of power. No dreary, long-faced minister could have channeled God's healing to my baby, and it was the joy on the minister's face that called forth my faith. Looking on him I knew that he had been with the One who came to give us His joy, and so I knew that the baby would be well.

The minister placed his hands upon the baby's ears and said, "Now you close your eyes and go to sleep. I'm going to ask God to come into your ears and make them well, and when you wake up you'll be all right."

He did ask God exactly that, in the simplest possible way. He closed his prayer by saying, "We thank you, Heavenly Father, because we know that this is being done. Amen."

The fever-flush died out of the baby's face immediately. He turned very pale, closed his eyes and slept. When he woke, he was well. And he never again has had abscessed ears.

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