Proofs of the Power of Divine Mind

A few months ago while walking in the woods, on the shore of the beautiful lake Okoboji, I plucked what appeared to me to be a common weed, and began brushing away the mosquitoes, which were unusually annoying. Soon after, symptoms of poison appeared on my face, ears, and neck. I began to work at once, and in a short time all fear of results disappeared. Under one eye the skin was puffed up like a bubble, and I had to hold my head down to see over it. The second day the burning and itching sensation was gone, and on the third day the swelling had almost disappeared.

I had met a gentleman some time before, who had lost the sight of both his eyes from being poisoned with ivy. The second night on going to bed, the fear that it would settle in my eyes, caused me to declare vehemently, "God is my sight." In a few minutes the fear was gone and I was sleeping.

Another proof of the power of divine Mind to heal and to help, came to me a short time after the foregoing experience. I was walking swiftly along the railroad track, and in my hurry did not notice that I was stepping on a network of iron bars, until my left foot slipped between them and I was thrown violently down, twisting my foot badly. I saw that I could not get up unless something was done. I realized the Truth, got to my feet slowly and with difficulty, and extricated my foot, which was tightly wedged between the bars. After freeing my foot from the bars, it began to pain me terribly, but I felt that I must go on, so I started declaring: "There is no sensation in matter," and after a few steps the foot was as if it had never touched iron bars.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science an Effectual Remedy
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