I owe such a depth of gratitude for Christian Science,...

I owe such a depth of gratitude for Christian Science, that I scarcely know how to express myself in words. It is over three years since I first heard of it. Up to this time my work had been mostly in a sick-room, doing all I could to help and comfort those who were in my care. I had not been in the company of a family of Christian Scientists many days before I knew that these people had a Principle in their religion, and I soon began to long to know what it was that seemed to lift them above anxiety, even when I thought they had great cause to be troubled.

I think the first thing that impressed me was an accident to one of the children. A little boy fell down and cut his face very badly—in fact, I rather resented its not being bound up. All that happened was that the child was taken into the house, the dirt was sponged off his face, and he was left with his father. To my astonishment, a short time afterward I saw him playing in the garden with the other children. The following day the place was quite dry, and two days later there was not even a scar left. It seemed a miracle to me, and I said so to one of the parents, and asked how the work was done. A copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy was lent to me, and I began to study it. I cannot express my gratitude and pleasure when I began to prove for myself a little of the truth it taught me. My first demonstration was over a bee-sting on the baby's hand. The back of the little hand was like a purple egg, but I sought to realize that if God created insects, He created them good, and that no evil effect could come from anything that was good; that man is not matter, but the spiritual reflection of divine Love, protected and governed by God. In about half an hour, all the swelling had entirely disappeared, and words cannot express the joy and encouragement this gave me. Since then I have had many proofs of the power of Truth in physical healing.

When I first heard of Christian Science, I was suffering from varicose veins. My legs were very bad, and three different doctors had advised me to wear elastic stockings. The trouble being considered hereditary, and the stockings not having proved successful, my mother persuaded me not to wear them, but to take as much rest as I possibly could. After studying Science and Health for about eight months. I discovered that I was perfectly healed, and I have remained so ever since. I had no treatment for this, as the work was done simply by trying to understand what God really is, and what man as His image and likeness does represent. My desire now is to prove my love and gratitude to God, and to our dear Leader, by trying to demonstrate more fully the power of Love, and thus to prove myself worthy the name of Christian Scientist.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for Christian Science, for...
February 4, 1911

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