In February, 1907, I was attacked by a most unnatural...

In February, 1907, I was attacked by a most unnatural condition, which affected me both mentally and physically. In my distress I often forgot to eat my meals, and my sleep at night was fitful. This condition continued for tendays, when I was visited by a friend, who reminded me of the admonition in Science and Health (p. 420), "If students do not readily heal themselves, they should early call an experienced Christian Scientist to aid them." I at once gave my case into a practitioner's hands, and began to improve immediately, the first relief being an appetite for food and twenty-four hours of natural sleep. In three days' time I was practically free, but treatment was continued for ten days, when the practitioner was dismissed. My heart is full of gratitude for this deliverance, for I was afraid that my earthly labors were nearing their end, and I think joyfully of the words of the psalmist, "Who is so great a God as our God?"

There were many names given to my illness by those around me, but to myself it was a serious case of fever. I feel a great joy that I am living in this age, when God, through the pure life and teaching of Mrs. Eddy, is leading the whole world to expect that "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

February 13, 1909

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