So many blessings have come to our family since coming...

So many blessings have come to our family since coming into Christian Science, that I wish to give at least one recent demonstration, to express my gratitude. Some weeks ago, a stranger knocked at my schoolroom door and announced that my mother wished me to come home at once, as my little four-year-old brother had cut off his thumb in some way. School was about to close, so I left my pupils to be dismissed by another teacher and started. Upon reaching the house, about ten minutes later, I found my mother in a rocking-chair with the little fellow peacefully sleeping in her lap. It seems that he had been in the barn and tried to cut some hay in the feed-cutter. In so doing the thumb of his right hand was severed at the second joint. Mother, being alone, had quickly replaced the severed member, wrapped it in a towel, and began to work in Christian Science to destroy fear in both herself and the child. She asked what I thought about calling a surgeon to dress the hand, and then applying our understanding of Christian Science for the healing, but she quickly added that she could not bear the thought of having materia medica or its laws touch the child, so we decided in favor of Christian Science alone.

That night the little fellow slept over ten hours, experiencing no pain whatsoever. We took turns watching with him and holding his hand to protect it from harm. The next night we did so again and with the same result. For several days some one had to go about with him, and hold his hand, for he was so full of play that he would forget to be careful, but after the first two nights, mother found that she could hold his hand in her sleep. The healing was beautiful, there was never any pain after the first treatment. The nail continued to grow, and now the joints are perfectly supple. Only a slight scar remains, and the child uses his thumb and hand freely. Once a suggestion came to mother that perhaps she had not replaced the thumb properly, then the thought came, "I did not replace it; divine Mind did it, and could not make a mistake." From that time on fear seemed to be gone.

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