I desire to make a just acknowledgment of what Christian Science...

I desire to make a just acknowledgment of what Christian Science has done for me, and because others have expressed their gratitude that does not excuse me from showing some sign that I have not lost sight of what I have received through the work and self-sacrifice of our Leader, Mrs. Eddy. In the year 1886 I consulted several of the best physicians in Grand Rapids, Mich. I could not and did not want to believe that the diagnosis of my case was correct, but each diagnosed it as very serious lung trouble. They all advised a change of climate at once, and in two weeks' time I was in Colorado. The change of climate seemed to arrest the disease. I stayed in Colorado a year, during which time I gained in flesh but was still in bondage. During my stay in Denver I became interested in the study of so-called "mental science." and I felt that my understanding would enable me to return home and meet the change of climate. I had been home but a few weeks when I discovered I was losing ground, and although I vigorously applied the taching which I had received. I could not demonstrate anything with it. Feeling obliged to go to the doctors, I was again advised to return to Colorado to live permanently, as soon as I was able to go, which I did in a few months. I was more comfortable in the high altitude but not free from pain or the cough.

Three years later I was taken very ill. The attack lasted several weeks and left me in a serious conditoin. I was being treated by a prominent physician in Denver, but without any relief and was constantly growing weaker. I was at the point of giving up when a friend advised me to try Christian Science, against which I was strongly prejudiced. That "man's extremity is God's opportunity" was proven in my cse, for the first treatment in Christian Science so relieved the terrible cough that I slept soundly all night for the first time in weeks. After two weeks' treatment I was so restored that my friends were amazed at the change in me. Since that time I have been free from the disease and have spent three winters in Michigan with only good results. The first winter was a severe test. as I was subjected to bitter cold weather; but there were no bad effects, even to the extent of a cold. This destroyed the belief of my friends that I could not live in any climate if I so desired. I weigh forty pounds more than I did when I was healed.

I am grateful for the physical healing that Christian Science has given me, but the greatest benefit has been the spiritual uplifting that has come from the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and other writings of Mrs. Eddy. That gratitude grows at every demonstration made either for myself or for others. We know that we have a text-book which reveals a Principle and gives us rules by which to work out every problem of our lives. The understanding of this Principle has opened the Scriptures for me and has shown me the way to prove the promises of God to His children.

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Testimony of Healing
When I came to Christian Science, about a year and a...
May 25, 1907

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