Five years ago I was wandering in the wilderness of the...

Five years ago I was wandering in the wilderness of the belief that material remedies heal all our diseases, although I had been living in my sister's family, where the efficacy of Christian Science treatment was brought to my notice; but it did not seem to be for me. Why I was ready to accept treatment at that particular time I know not, except that the "leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal," had begun to work—Christ, Truth, was working in my consciousness. Suffice it to say that I was absolutely healed in less than four days of a serious case of bowel trouble of many years' standing.

With the healing came the desire to read Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, which immediately involves the perusal of the Bible, a book I had never been taught to look upon as inspired; but through this "Key to the Scriptures" I have found it to be the word of God. I would also state that within a very short time a heart trouble, for which I had been taking the strongest tonic, had entirely disappeared. At this same time I seriously injured the inside of my hand, and even after the injury itself had healed there was still such manifestation of disturbance that I could not close my hand; but much to my surprise and gratitude, this trouble was met through absent treatment. Soon after this experience I began to realize that materia medica, upon which I had leaned for so many years, was one of the "gods many" to be destroyed, and I at once threw away all my medicines, nor have I ever felt the least desire to resume their use.

One morning about two years ago I found myself unable to stand upright on account of a most excruciating pain in my side. I did not seem to be able to reach it in Science, until in my earnest endeavor to explain to a friend, who had kindly offered me material remedies, the method of healing by the "great Physician," Christ, Truth, I grasped the spiritual understanding and was instantly healed. It was as if I had removed my jacket and laid it aside. Deep down in my heart I glorified God, and though I said no word aloud, there was opened up to me a great light,—that inasmuch as we do unto others as we would be done by, will we receive the divine approval. I know this is only a glimpse of a great truth, and that it must be put into practice daily, hourly.

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Testimony of Healing
When I think what I was prior to my small understanding...
May 30, 1908

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