Would that I could say to the whole world, "I am free!"...

Would that I could say to the whole world, "I am free!" Having been in bondage for ten years, consulting seven of the most prominent physicians, I was compelled to un dergo an operation for organic complications, which necessitated my remaining in a hospital for four months. After returning to my home I still was under a physician's care for one year; then I was only temporarily relieved for about two years, when I again suffered untold agony and again sought medical aid without success. I was advised that I must undergo another operation, else I would not live six weeks longer, and my physician said he could not guarantee that I would be cured even then. I decided to try an herb cure, which deprived me of partaking of any fruit, vegetables, or water; but at the expiration of seven months I found it to be nothing more than a stimulant, instead of a cure. I thought my case hopeless, and in the midst of my greatest suffering, a friend who intended leaving for Germany the following day came to bid me farewell. I remarked how strange it was that he had been cured of stammering, when he told me he was indebted to Christian Science for this great healing. This was the first I had ever heard of it, and I certainly must have been ready to accept this truth, for I asked him to recommend a practitioner, and the following day I received my first treatment in Christian Science.

After three months' daily treatment, God's wondrous work asserted itself, the needed operation being performed without the aid of a surgeon's knife, and the passing away of all impurities continued for eleven months, when the wound was healed. During this cleansing period I was free from all pain, able to partake of three hearty meals daily, without even once feeling distressed. I received the many friends who came to see me, and enjoyed entering into their conversation. I mention all these conditions, because in materia medica these would be considered very dangerous privileges to allow a patient. In spite of the fact that I lost sixty pounds during my treatment, and my abundant hair fell out so that I was nearly bald, and not being able to walk,—having to be carried from my bed to a couch in another room for a change of scene,—I never became disheartened, nor did I lose confidence in the power of Christian Science. I realize that my healing was very slow, and attribute it to the antagonistic surroundings which existed where I lived. My friends also rebelled against the thought, that I, a Jewess, was forsaking my own religion for a new one. I have indeed been reborn, for at the expiration of fourteen months I had regained my former weight of one hundred and sixty-five pounds, my hair came in abundantly, and I was able to walk a mile without needing to rest or feeling fatigued. Above all, I had acquired the priceless gift of happiness. To those who are hungry for truth, I say, "Do not lose courage or hope, but cling to the Rock more firmly each day, and you will be rewarded for your patience. After reading this testimony, if there are any who still doubt the endless possibilities of God's power and who are conscientiously seeking help through this faith, I shall deem it a pleasure to inform them more fully of my case.

From this testimony it can be seen that I have received unlimited physical help; and I rejoice that the spiritual uplifting has equaled it, for which I give unbounded thanks to God, and shall ever strive to prove my gratitude to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy. My fervent prayer is that this testimony to the power of Truth may help many stray sheep to find their way to the fold, where the "good shepherd" will care for them and teach them this priceless doctrine of Truth that leads to peace on earth.

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April 25, 1908

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