I recall a time, when in stepping down from a stool in...

I recall a time, when in stepping down from a stool in order to prevent falling, I stepped on the edge of a platform, turning my ankle. The manifestation of fear and pain was such that I began to faint. Applying Christian Science immediately, I was soon able to stand and walk. Then the ankle commenced to swell, but Christian Science stopped the swelling at once. After a few minutes' silent mental work in an out-of-the-way corner, I used my foot; and at that time I had to be on my feet a great deal. The third day after, I looked at the foot for the first time since the occurrence, and was surprised to see several black and blue places on it. These impressed me more strongly with the severity of the sprain and the powerfulness of Christian Science in destroying it. What a great power and blessing is Christian Science, which in a few minutes enables a man to resume action, whereas, without it, he would be confined several weeks!

At another time, I had typhoid pneumonia so severely that I was in a critical condition. The Truth, through one of the Leader's loyal students, healed me, and I returned to my business in less than one half the time decreed by physicians in similar cases, and with no consequent ill effects.

Henry F. Whittier, W. Somerville, Mass.

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Testimony of Healing
At last a Church of Christ, Scientist, is added to the great...
February 9, 1899

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