About eight years ago I had been suffering greatly from...

About eight years ago I had been suffering greatly from rheumatic trouble for over two years. I was in a well-known hospital of this city for a short time, and then went to England to try to get well; but returned to New York in very much the same condition. Christian Science was mentioned to me, and I attended some services, though I did not get a very clear understanding of the truth at that time; but, as I did not get better, a Christian Science practitioner was called in. In the morning I was entirely helpless and in bed. In the afternoon treatment was given me, and I was instantaneously healed. I dressed myself soon after, went shopping that evening with my wife, went to church on the following day, Sunday, and the next Thursday morning returned to my laborious work.

This healing was so wonderful to me that it was beyond my comprehension, and I even said many hard words about Christian Science at that time. Since then, and until three years ago, I have been through deep waters of material sense. I now realize it was at this time that I was spiritually born into the kingdom of heaven, and I now know that infinite Truth is not beyond the comprehension of any one who is honest and true. As I write this testimony, with one of our children on either side of me, both of them testimonies of Truth's healing power, the thought comes to me, What cannot God do? For even my slight understanding of Christian Science I am deeply grateful to its Discoverer, Mrs. Eddy, and appreciative of the goodness which has watched over me all these years. These words are often remembered: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found."

Ernest Grainger, New York, N. Y.

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December 25, 1909

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