A short time before Christmas, 1900, a friend came to...

A short time before Christmas, 1900, a friend came to me one day with tears in his eyes, saying, "If you wish to see my wife once more, you must come soon, for the physicians have declared that she must die during the next day or two. There is no help for her." My wife thereupon went to the afflicted family, especially to comfort the children of the sick woman.

After her visit there she went to other friends of ours who noticed my wife's disturbed state of mind and inquired after the cause. My wife said, "Do you know of no help for this poor woman? It is so hard to see death enter this family just before Christmas." After a silence this friend remembered that a few days previous she had received a letter from Dresden, reporting a beautiful case of healing from dangerous illness. My wife read the letter and at once grasped the thought. She immediately returned to our friend and brought him the message of a possibility of help through Christian Science. Our friend accepted the offer gratefully, and commissioned my wife to attend to the whole affair.

A letter sent by special delivery reached the Scientist in Dresden at midnight—it was Thursday. On Friday my wife received a telegram saying: "Treatment begun, letter follows." Words fail me to express how anxiously we watched the outcome. When we inquired after the patient on Friday we received the answer: "It is strange, new life has entered into this almost dead body." The improvement continued slowly but steadily. Only when the family physician made his occasional visits did there seem to be a standstill. The doubts of the children, who surrounded their sick mother, were also a disadvantage to the practitioner.

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Testimony of Healing
The call came directly to me, Have not you something to...
February 6, 1904

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