Gratitude for Slow Healing

I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for the slow healing of Christian Science in my own experience. I am confident that if my healing had been speedy, and entirely the work of another, I should have been satisfied with the loaves and fishes, the material sense of relief. Through "waiting for the redemption of the body" I grasped the understanding of the true idea of God, as universal Love and harmony, and I found, as Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings," p. 169, that "With the understanding of Scripture-meanings, has come physical rejuvenation. The uplifting of spirit was the upbuilding of the body."

I was not willing to be patient. I resisted and rebelled, but through the struggle, I found that I must work and watch and pray. I gained sufficient understanding to watch and pray aright, working out my own salvation with fear and trembling, knowing that it was God (Good) working with me "to will and to do of His good pleasure." I was always a praying Christian, having joined the church when but ten years of age.

I have previously written about my twenty years of seemingly incurable invalidism, which resulted from a runaway accident, and baffled surgeons and physicians. About five years ago, shortly after hearing of Christian Science, our daughter was quickly healed of asthma after ten long years of suffering, and later my husband was healed, in four days, of a throat trouble, for which he had been under almost constant treatment in materia medica, for over thirty years. Consequently when I applied for treatment I anticipated an immediate recovery for myself, but it was not so to be.

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Testimony of Healing
Recovered from Effects of a Serious Injury
December 12, 1901

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