Health: Natural as a musical melody - Keith Wommack - Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Health, Thought and Spirituality

Posted by Keith Wommack on Jun 4, 2012    |    4 Responses


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 Dylank.d. langWilly DevilleFrancis 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 has been described as a spiritual spur (since every horse needs a little nudge now and then). Keith’s columns originate at: © 2012 Keith Wommack



4 responses to “Health: Natural as a musical melody”

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Keith, this is a great comparison. I guess that is why singing hymns feels so refreshing and healing! It jogs my thought and puts me in a happier, God-centered place.

  2. Kelly says:

    I like that sentence: “This living-Principle, many call God, demands order, melody.” It reminds me of when I’ve been told that we each – and all, are God’s melody. So it is easy to be confident in our own natural health when we think that God demands each of us to be – to exist, as a melody…sweet and beautiful, and powerful.

    • Keith Wommack says:

      Kelly, Nice. Not only are we God’s melody, it could be said we are the symphony of supreme Soul.

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