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I want to add my testimony to the healing power of Truth when applied with understanding. Among the many proofs of the one omnipotent Mind, and the nothingness of any belief to the contrary, I relate the following experience. I had been studying Science and Health only about five months, but was so fully convinced of the truth it contained that no doubt was left in my mind. Christian Science had come to me at the time of a very great need, and had "set my feet upon a rock." Instead of despair, it had "put a new song in my mouth;" so from that time until now there has not been the shadow of a doubt with me as to the truth of Christian Science.

About three years ago I had a very hard fall, injuring my knee severly. When I fell, even with my very limited understanding I knew that as God's spiritual child I could not be governed by any so-called material laws. As this fact became real to me, to a degree, I was enabled to rise and go up a flight of steps with very little help and almost with ease. We were to take a short trip that afternoon, which would necessitate the changing of cars, besides getting on and off a boat, etc. I hastily began to get ready, but before I knew what I was doing, a sense of fear had presented itself. By the time I was ready to go the pain had returned in a very severe form, and when I reached the cars I was suffering intensely. When we arrived at the city which was our destination, I was almost helpless, and after remaining there quietly for a while, we returned, but I had to be lifted on and off the cars. Before reaching home I asked one of the party to leave the car and go to a Christian Science practitioner, that I might have help immediately.

By the time I reached home I could go up a flight of stairs to my room with much less pain than I had had all the afternoon, and in a short time could walk about the rooms with comparative ease and spent a comfortable evening, which was a marvel to those about me, for they were not Christian Scientists. The practitioner gave me another absent treatment at bedtime, and although there were indications of serious injury, yet notwithstanding this I slept as peacefully as a child all night and had no pain. The practitioner came to see me the next day, and she also gave me two other absent treatments, that I might realize my right to entire freedom from any and all material laws, since God never made them and hence they were not real. Before the end of the week I was climbing up and down hills, some of which were quite steep, and I did this without any trace of lameness; nor have I felt any from that day to this. To mortal sense I had been badly hurt, but through Christian Science I was saved from a long siege of lameness and perhaps permanent injury.

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March 12, 1910

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