For several summers before coming into Christian Science,...

For several summers before coming into Christian Science, I seemed to suffer a great deal from heat, sometimes being nearly prostrated during the hot weather. I also suffered from a very painful disease which material remedies failed to cure. After reading Science and Health for a short time I could truly say that all things were new, that old things were passed away. My diseases were blotted out, forgotten, which showed that they never really existed. The physical relief was great, but not to be compared with the spiritual uplifting gained. Since then I have had many proofs of the power and presence of divine Love to destroy all error.

I wish to speak of one case of healing. My youngest son when eight years of age had his finger crushed in the cogwheel of a job printing-press. Although he seemed nearly crazed with the pain, and my own fears were very great, I took Science and Health and prayed and read. In less than an hour all pain had stopped, and he had no more trouble with his finger. In a few weeks, when the healing was con-plete and the bandage removed, his joy was unbounded, as he exclaimed, "Why, mamma, this is the best finger I've got." The doctor had thought an operation necessary, but through the power of Truth his finger was saved and he has had perfect use of it ever since. Although at times the way has seemed dark, divine Love has always delivered me, and I desire to express my gratitude to God for the gift of this blessed truth. I am also grateful to Mrs. Eddy for transmitting it to mankind.—Mrs. Ella H. Smith, Jamaica, Ia.

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Testimony of Healing
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July 8, 1905

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