Two years ago my young son was seriously infected by a...

Two years ago my young son was seriously infected by a centipede which crawled between his fingers, as the creature's claws are said to contain poison sacs, and wherever they touch the flesh they pierce it. According to medical opinion this poison is extremely virulent, producing very distressing results. It was with this asserted law staring us in the face, and the fingers in a pronounced state of inflammation, that Christian Science came to the rescue. The inflammation was seen to be the effect of fear, and we learned that divine Love casts out fear. Knowing there is but one Mind, which is ever-active, ever-conscious, and ever-present, and that in this Mind there is not a single element of poison,—this met and mastered the belief in poison, and in three days the hand was healed. For this proof of the power of Truth over the error of the "poison of serpents," I am very grateful. No words can express my heartfelt gratitude to our beloved Leader for giving to the world such an understanding of the healing religion of Christ Jesus as to make it available to "them that believe."

Annie G. Nehls, New Orleans, La.

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