An instance of the efficiency of the understanding of...

An instance of the efficiency of the understanding of Christian Science, even in a small degree, and a reliance upon Truth alone in the treatment of croup, may be of interest to some reader who has children. One evening last winter our little three-year-old boy manifested all the symptoms of a severe cold. Under the parents' Christian Science treatment he was put to bed early in the evening, and when the family retired at a later hour he was resting naturally. About midnight, however, the child's restlessness awakened the parents. The little one then showed those alarming symptoms of croup which have so often brought terror to homes where there are children. The sound of a loved child's labored breathing arouses that fear which is cast out only by divine Love. The truth was declared at once, and the treatment had continued not more than fifteen minutes when the little one showed evident signs of relief and turned to his father, saying, "Papa, me sing 'Shepherd, show me how to go' " (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 397). He was told to do so. In his baby way he tried to sing it, but could not on account of the seeming condition in his throat. He was told to repeat the words, and thus completed the first verse of the hymn. Soon he went to sleep, and slept peacefully until morning. The singing of this favorite hymn was his baby concept of a Christian Science treatment. His first words after waking expressed his gratitude for relief, and all were thankful, though some of the family were very much surprised, to see the little fellow in his usual place at breakfast the following morning.

The practical application of Mrs. Eddy's teachings and the direct results gained therefrom, are the occasion of our inexpressible gratitude to her for all she has done and is doing for humanity through Christian Science. Much as Christian Science is to us as the only preventative and healing agent, it is vastly more to us as a religion. The incident above related, one of many which are similar, means much in the experience of a business man who is studying and trying to live the teachings of Christian Science.

Testimony of Healing
It is nearly ten years since I received my first treatment...
January 28, 1905

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