When my husband and I turned to Christian Science,...

When my husband and I turned to Christian Science, eight years ago, we had many physical ills, while fear and anxiety for the future seemed to reign in our home much of the time. I had been a trained nurse, was a church member, and believed that God sent our various afflictions; therefore, that we must bear them as best we could until released by death. Fortunately for us, a loyal Scientist saw our great need, and with loving persistence persuaded us that there was hope. I commenced to read the Journal, and a minor ailment, which physicians can only relieve, was healed. From this we took fresh courage, and began to read Science and Health, the text-book of Christian Science, together with the Bible. I wanted to see if Jesus really intended that we should do the works that he did. I knew the Bible said so, but I had never believed it was for us. In a very short time, however, I was convinced that Jesus meant just what he said,—"He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also."

About this time our little boy of three years awakened one night with a dreaded throat trouble. We had no telephone, our practitioner was some distance away, and according to my medical training immediate relief was necessary. Well we knew that our time had come to decide for God or go back to materia medica. I knew only too well how far from sure one can be of what medicine will do, and we quickly decided for God. With a few Bible texts that I could remember—God's promises to care for those who trust in Him—we clung steadfastly to Truth, and in a very short time the child was asleep and did not awaken until morning. This was proof positive to us that Christian Science is the "way," and we have striven ever since to live as Jesus taught, his teaching having been explained and made applicable for us here and now by our text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy.

During the eight years which have followed, I have never sat up a single night because of sickness in the family, although another child came to us a year later. At the time of its birth only a Christian Science practitioner attended me, and it was a very different experience from my previous one, or any I had ever witnessed in my medical training. Conditions which are considered most serious were overcome without even a degree of fever. I was down-stairs for dinner on the fourth day, and took care of the baby after the sixth. We were the only Scientists in the family or among our friends at the time, and many were the predictions that I would suffer in the future for being so "injudicious." This was seven years ago, and I have never known an hour's discomfort as a result. Many and varied have been the proofs to us in the intervening years of God's power and willingness to care for us if we only trust Him.

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Testimony of Healing
By thus publicly expressing my thanks to God for His...
September 5, 1908

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