In looking back to the time before I began to study Christian Science...

In looking back to the time before I began to study Christian Science, I find that most of my memories are associated with illness. My mother had been an invalid ever since I can remember; the doctor was a daily visitor; my sister, brother, and I had our full share of the ailments prevalent among children, while I can hardly remember a Sunday when my father was not suffering from a violent sick headache. It seems strange, now, that with so much to disgust us with error, so much to discourage us with medicine, we were so long in finding God. But at last, when my mother had no other place to turn to, no other remedy to take, she sought help from Christian Science, and it was the light that led us out of the darkness into an understanding of God which heals the sick.

Since my mother's healing, which was quite remarkable, Christian Science has gradually opened the eyes of the entire family to the truth about God and man. We have learned to know God as the ever-present, unfailing healer of all our diseases; we have learned to know God's law as a law unto us; and we have learned that all that was true, all that was possible, in the time of Moses, of th prophets, of Jesus, is true and possible now. Every day brings new proofs of the adequacy of Christian Science. One demonstration, which impressed me greatly, was made for me not long after I began studying Science and Health. Both of my ears were badly frozen one cold night about four years ago, frozen so that one of them had turned black and the other was badly discolored on the following morning, but they were completely healed within three days, and I suffered no pain from them after the first night. They have been exposed to the coldest weather there has been since then, but have not given me any further trouble.

Recently, I was healed of a dislocated bone in my foot, so that I was able to walk without pain and without limping, in six days, though the bone did not assume its normal position until later. About two months after the completion of this demonstration, a man with whom I was walking slipped on an icy sidewalk and fell, violently striking the bone that had been dislocated with his foot as it slid out. He remarked that it wouldn't have hurt him so much if he hadn't fallen on his lame leg, and I was very glad to have occasion to give thanks silently that God does not heal by halves, and that I was not babying a lame foot.

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Testimony of Healing
Having seen so many beautiful demonstrations in this...
January 28, 1905

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