I first heard of Christian Science about three years ago,...

I first heard of Christian Science about three years ago, and since then I have had many demonstrations of the power of divine Love. I now take the opportunity of telling others what a joy Christian Science has been to me, trusting that some one may be helped and encouraged as I have been through reading the testimonies of others. Some time ago I had an attack of St. Vitus's dance which lasted over a fortnight. I tried to overcome it, but found that I needed a little help, so I went to a practitioner and asked for treatment and after each treatment I felt better. I never remained away from work, although my fingers were sometimes burned, owing to the continual motion of my body. The final treatment was on a Sunday, just after I came in from our service, and was feeling rather worse. I had thought that every one would be looking at me, as I could not sit still, and I felt quite excited over this. I took up our text-book, and while reading came to the text. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." As a higher sense of its meaning came to me, I was perfectly healed.

Another wonderful proof of God's allness was a case of instantaneous healing. I was taken ill one Saturday night at my work, and had to take an early train home and go off to bed. On Sunday morning I tried to get up, but fainted. Two other attempts were made with the same result. I then sent word to some one to take my place at the service as Second Reader, as I was unable to go. Later on, I was seized with a severe pain in the left side. My mother became very anxious and wanted to call in a doctor, but I refused to see him and asked her to send for a Christian Scientist who lived near. He came, and in about ten minutes the pain was gone. Then in the afternoon I became delirious and did not know any one. I was told afterwards that I had been constantly talking to those with whom I was associated in the workshop, and telling them of Christian Science. The practitioner called on his way from the evening service and found me in this state. I can remember that he asked the question, "Are you remembering that God is Love?" I regained consciousness for a little then, and I heard him saying, "I will read to you until you are well." I listened, and heard that beautiful passage from Science and Health where the testimony of Spirit is given (page 252). I then became perfectly clear and repeated the scientific statement of being (Science and Health, p. 468) along with him, and knew I was healed. I called my mother, who burst into tears of joy when she saw that I was well. I arose next morning and walked four and a half miles to my work, leaving home at six o'clock. I might mention that I had been attacked with great spitting of blood at this time, which, however, stopped at once. It was really a beautiful proof of the power of Truth which makes us free.

I have also been able to overcome ulcerated throat, toothache, and cold. I feel very grateful for all this, but the clearer thought of God and better understanding of the Bible give me more cause for thankfulness, as everything is so different to me now. We should indeed be humble and grateful for our knowledge of this blessed truth which has been revealed to us through our beloved leader, Mrs. Eddy. God grant that we be found faithful, ever trying to realize the presence of divine Love, and trusting Him to show us the way from matter to Spirit. How I sometimes wish I could say,—I am a Christian Scientist. I can at least say that I am trying to be one, and though sometimes I seem to come far short of living this life, I am not discouraged, but go forward with greater determination to be more faithful. The light is before us, and it is a beautiful thought that within the reach of all is heaven, harmony, life; and the peace of God which passeth all understanding.

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Testimony of Healing
I had been drifting along somewhat carelessly; had...
June 24, 1905

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