It is with a grateful heart that I send this testimony,...

It is with a grateful heart that I send this testimony, hoping it may be the means of helping others who are searching for the truth. It was through the reading of a testimony in the Sentinel that I was healed of consumption. Prior to this I had gone to a practitioner to talk with her about a relative who was ill. This lady was very kind to me, and when I was leaving she handed me several copies of the Sentinel. Through her advice I purchased a copy of Science and Health, and next day I went to visit the relative, taking this book to her. While there I had a severe attack of the grip, which seemed to settle on my lungs, and quick consumption followed. This was supposedly hereditary, as several in my mother's family had been victims of this dread disease. I was just able to get back home, and although I thought of Christian Science, yet I decided to take medicine, and that after I recovered I would investigate Christian Science. I had the Sentinels which had been given me brought to my bed and I read them daily, not with any thought that I would be benefited, but I wanted to see what Christian Science was doing for others. I was especially interested in the testimonies of healing, and after I had been reading these for several days I saw that I had not acknowledged God as all-power, or I would not have turned to medicine for help. This started me to thinking, and I saw that I had many wrong beliefs, and how glad I was to be able to correct each one as I saw the truth. While I was working on this line I awoke one morning with the thought that I might not be alive when night came, and yet I saw that if I could only touch the hem of Christ's garment I, too, would be healed. That day, while reading a testimony I came to these words, "I gave all up for Christ." I then saw that this was what I should do, and I asked myself the question,—Am I willing to trust all to God? I found that I was willing, and then and there every trace of the disease disappeared. I was healed.

My husband did not want me to try Christian Science, and he asked me to wait one week, to which I consented, but would not take any more medicine. I had forgotten all about my fear of that morning, and the thought that delays were dangerous did not present itself to me. I had been lying awake most of the night coughing, but that night I went to sleep. It was New Year's eve. I awoke at twelve, and the bells were ringing in the new year. I thought I had never heard anything so beautiful before, and with this thought I fell asleep, and woke in the morning to find I had not moved in the night or coughed once. In the morning I looked up my Bible and read with wonder. It was a new book to me! The following week I read it almost constantly, and when the week was up I said. Now I can have Science treatment. Then I asked myself. What am I going to ask the practitioner to do for me? I found that I was not conscious of a single ailment, mental or physical. Then it was that I knew God had healed me and that this healing had come to me through the teaching of Christian Science. With this healing other chronic diseases also disappeared. One year and a half later I gave birth to a son, and Science took care of us. This birth was painless; baby is an unusually healthy one and is a joy in our home.

I am grateful to God, and to Mrs. Eddy, who is doing so much for suffering humanity.

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Testimony of Healing
I did not become interested in Christian Science through...
August 4, 1906

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