We read in the prophecy of Hosea, "I will ransom them...

We read in the prophecy of Hosea, "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death." I am truly grateful to God, as well as to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, through whose loving and patient toil the true understanding of God and man is continually becoming clearer to our consciousness, so that now, through the power of this truth, the efficiency of the above verse may be proven.

In February, 1910, my mother, seventy-seven years of age, had a stroke of apoplexy, which would probably have been fatal but for the power of God as revealed in Christian Science. My sister and I declared the truth for her, but after a few hours it seemed, to sense, as if the end was near, and human sympathy and the sense of death seemed so to alarm us that we felt it was better to send for a Christian Science friend. As soon as she came God's presence and power was again declared and realized, with the result that our mother began to breathe quietly; gradually the color came back to her face, her eyes lost their dull expression, she raised the hand that had been helpless to her face, and not long after she was sleeping naturally. We knew that Truth had done the work, that death had been stayed. That afternoon and night she slept quietly; the following day, Monday, she began to talk a little, but her mind seemed to wander a good deal; on Tuesday she woke up perfectly bright, knew us, was able to talk, and sat up a little in the afternoon. On Wednesday she was perfectly well, so well in fact that in the afternoon she went to town and did some shopping.

Since this experience our mother has been brighter and more active than she had been for some time previous. God is indeed a very present help in every trouble, and I cannot express in words how deeply grateful I am for this wonderful truth.—Harriet Denton, Los Angeles, Cal.

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Testimony of Healing
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good," wrote...
December 23, 1911

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