Many Proofs of God's Love

A little more than a year ago I was suffering from chronic constipation, severe spinal trouble, and neuralgia in all its various forms. When I would get relief for my stomach, then the pain would go to my left side or the back of my neck. I was gradually growing worse, with the prospect of becoming helpless, although for several years I had tried all that materia medica could suggest in the line of different treatment. Finally it was decided I must have an operation to relieve my spine and another weakness from which I had suffered for thirteen years. I came to New York and consulted one of this city's foremost surgeons, who told me he could cure me.

In all the years of my suffering, I had heard practically nothing of Christian Science. While I was not prejudiced in the least, yet when it was presented to me I had no faith in it, but I told the practitioner, if she could cure my constipation, I would have faith in its efficacy to heal my other greater troubles. She most lovingly and modestiy told me that sho of herself could do nothing, but that Truth was able to accomplish all I desired. I then asked her to give me treatment, which she did. She told me to leave all to God and use no material remedy. This I promised to do, and kept my promise for a couple of days. When I found that Christian Science had not done what I had hoped for, I turned to materia medica again and went to the hospital and underwent the operation I had in thought. It seemed that I passed through the valley of the shadow of death, and what did I gain after putting my whole trust in man's ability to heal me? Why, nothing but a few more aches and pains and no relief, and a dreadful darkness and hopelessness took possession of me. I then saw that I had tried to bargain with God, and my eyes were opened and I turned like a tired child, weary of earth, to the Father-Mother Love.

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