Mrs. Eddy says, "According to human belief the lightning...

Mrs. Eddy says, "According to human belief the lightning is fierce and the electric current swift, yet in Christian Science the flight of one and the blow of the other will become harmless" (Science and Health, p. 97). For many years I had been a great sufferer during electric storms, the electricity always making me very sick and causing great pain all over my body. My wife kept medicine on hand for this, but after I became interested in Christian Science a storm came on, and I thought I would treat myself the best I knew. My wife came into the room armed with the usual medicines, but I told her I was all right and kept on reading. She came in many times, always to receive the same reply. I really was not sick one moment. That summer I passed through several storms with the same result. Later I joined a fishing party, and while away a severe storm came on. I excused myself and went at once to my room, read a short time and repeated the Lord's Prayer. The thought came to me. Twelve miles from any doctor, but God is ever present. With that thought I raised the shade. The lake looked like a sea of fire. I left the shade up and retired, and was fast asleep in a few moments. I arose the next morning about five o'clock, well and happy, took my copy of Science and Health to the water's edge, and read until I was surprised by the rest of the party coming up behind me. The first was our Congressman, who wanted to know what I was reading. He had read the book and pronounced it "very good," also said beautiful things of the writer. One of my friends, who is an old graduate of Harvard and a Unitarian, said that I could tell him very little about the book, as he had a copy on his desk and read from it every day.

I am very grateful to Mrs. Eddy for Christian Science and for her writings, which have made many thousands better and happier men. As yet I am only a student.

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