In 1981, I had the opportunity to perform in Paris while I was visiting Freddy Koella and his drummer, Jean-Michael. Freddy is a virtuoso on the violin and guitar. He has worked with Bob Dylan, k.d. lang, Willy Deville, Francis Cabrel, and many others.
While I was with Freddy and Jean-Michael in France, I told them I was quitting my band (The Wommack Brothers Band) and was going into the healing practice of Christian Science. My twin brother, Kevin, and I started the band together and for ten years, we'd performed over two hundred shows a year, performing at times with Journey, Elvis Costello, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others.
Freddy and Jean-Michael wondered why I would stop writing and performing. Music was everything. It was the best.
I explained that I wasn’t depriving myself of the best. I’d found something even better. I told them that everything I loved about music and performing I was finding in my healing practice, as well.
When people ask me to pray, I don’t wait and hope for something good to happen. Healing is not based on blind faith.
When I grab a guitar, I expect and then play a beautiful or powerful melody, or a driving rhythm. I believe, melody is God impelled.
Just so, when I pray, I expect and bring God’s beauty, harmony, the tones and texture of health, right to where pain and sorrow seem so solid and real. I know it sounds simplistic, however, I’ve found that troubles fade before spiritual facts, just as darkness yields to light. Health, I believe, is God impelled, as well.
I have found that just as in music, spiritual healing is governed by rules and laws. There is a divine Principle. This living-Principle, many call God, demands order, melody.
For me, prayer as a first choice when it comes to health care has become natural. Apparently, it has for many others, as well. A Pew Research survey revealed that 36 percent of Americans say they’ve experienced or seen healing through prayer.
After explaining why I was leaving the band, John-Michael showed me the back of his hand. There was a large lump on it. He asked me to pray for him. I told him I would.
Months later, Freddy and John-Michael came to the United States. When they arrived, John-Michael stuck out his hand. The lump was gone. He said, “I’ve got a scratchy throat. Do you think you can do something about this too?”
– Keith Wommack is a Syndicated Columnist, Christian Science practitioner and teacher, husband, and step-dad. He is a legislative liaison for spiritual healing & Christian Science in Texas. He has been described as a spiritual spur (since every horse needs a little nudge now and then). Keith’s syndicated columns originate at: http://texashealthblog.com/