I have had many striking proofs of God's power, as well...

I have had many striking proofs of God's power, as well as numerous smaller ones, which only prepare the way for the greater. The experience which has called forth this testimony was shorn of its sting through the understanding of the truth about God and His idea (man), as gained by a study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I would not be here to tell the tale, if it were not for this truth. Is it any wonder, therefore, that we love her who has lived such a sanctified life, and who by her constant vigilance has kept that truth uncontaminated?

On the thirtieth of March, 1910, about half-past seven in the evening, an automobile going at a very rapid rate ran down my son, a boy of fifteen years. The machine struck him in the back, and that part of his head which came in contact with the cement street was terribly injured. He was taken into the nearest drug-store and pronounced dead, but a physician who was there advised taking him to the hospital, saying that there they had better facilities for discovering the extent of the injuries. Although we lived only five blocks from the scene of the accident, we did not hear of it for some time, but the truth that never fails had its representatives there. A Christian Scientist and his family were on their way to church as our boy was being carried in. This gentleman stopped to inquire and was told that the boy was probably dead, but he and his family at once declared the truth for him. We read that "the word of God is quick and powerful," and that treatment took effect immediately.

My sister preceded me home from church and went into the drug-store on an errand. While waiting her turn, she heard people talking about a boy that had been killed. No one seemed to know his name, but some one gave such a clear description that his aunt gave his name. The shock seemed terrible, but she would not believe it until they said they had received word from the hospital. With a great hope that I had not heard it, she hurried home to telephone for direct news. She found a messenger who had been sent to tell us that he was living. When I came home with two Scientist friends, my sister met us and told us in a very quiet way that my son had been hurt, and where they had taken him. We all affirmed the truth, and took the first car going in the direction of the hospital. A practitioner and myself stayed there all that night. The first thought that came to me when I heard the news was, "Only another opportunity to prove the allness of God, good, and the nothingness of evil." I had been gradually forming this habit of thinking since I had taken class instruction the year before, whenever error presented itself, and it helped me much at this time.

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Testimony of Healing
My heart is so filled with gratitude for all those who...
September 16, 1911

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