What I have and what I am to-day I owe to Christian Science

What I have and what I am to-day I owe to Christian Science. It was five years ago last spring that I became interested from a sense of want. We were relieved from our troubles in a very short time, which made me adhere to Christian Science. We have had many beautiful cases of healing in our family since that time, for which I am very grateful. Yet with all the good which I and my family received I was still a sufferer from worry, which had tormented me for many years. I knew no mortal could help me; that my only possible help could be from God and that it would have to be met in my own consciousness, but how? I had a faint hope that I could be helped through Christian Science, and as one Scientist remarked that we have eternity in which to work it out, it was there that I planted my hope. I sought for a long time, studying the Bible and Science and Health, and I was often encouraged. Finally, a year ago, I had the privilege of class instruction. It was just before and during this time that I was liberated. I was led to see more clearly the allness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil, and that there is only one Mind, not minds many. I saw that so long as I made a reality of the evil which was tormenting me, I would never get rid of it. I had only to see man God's image and likeness, which is always perfect and good, and evil must disappear.

With this realization my thoughts were no longer diseased, but at ease, and consequently my physical condition was greatly improved. Recently we had another proof of the supremacy of Mind over matter in the case of healing of our eight-year-old son. I allowed him to go barefoot one morning and he stepped through a pane of glass. His right foot was cut at different places and his leg also was badly cut. Hearing his cries I knew something unusual had happened. I ran out, and my first thought was to get him into the house as quickly as possible and be alone with God; but well-meaning neighbors came in with me, and there was so much error voiced that I almost collapsed. I however held to the thought of God and sent for a practitioner. I had never seen such a wound before, but when the practitioner came she was very calm, which was a great relief to me. I asked her to treat the boy, which she did. The bleeding stopped and the color came back to his face in a little while. He rested that day, but, he could not step on his foot. In the evening he had absent treatment. Next morning the practitioner's husband, who is also a practitioner, came over and stayed while I dressed the wound. close around me, the morning dawned bright and clear, for My little boy was very fearful about stepping on his foot and he thought he had better stay in his room another day, but the gentleman told him to walk around, he would be all right. I really doubted that myself, but to my surprise, after I had gone down stairs my boy came down all alone. He had put his stocking on himself. The fear was destroyed. He was out in the yard all that day and there was never any swelling and no pain. It was shown plainly that when the fear was destroyed the case was met. I am very thankful for this demonstration, since it not only strengthened my faith, but it convinced others, who saw it all and who had expressed so much fear, that Christian Science is a practical religion. Many marveled at the healing, and no one would know which leg was affected. The healing was simply beautiful,—a miracle to mortal sense, but divinely natural in the spiritual.

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