On page 24 of "Miscellaneous Writings" we find our beloved Leader's testimony of her healing. She quotes from St. Paul: "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." She then says, "This knowledge came to me in an hour of great need; and I give it to you as death-bed testimony to the day-star that dawned on the night of material sense. This knowledge is practical, for it wrought my immediate recovery from an injury caused by an accident, and pronounced fatal by the physicians. On the third day thereafter, I called for my Bible, and opened it at Matthew ix, 2. As I read, the healing Truth dawned upon my sense; and the result was that I rose, dressed myself, and ever after was in better health than I had before enjoyed."

As I recently read the above testimony, I longed to be able to reflect even in a small measure the glorious light which flooded our Leader's thought at that time, and which enabled her to rise from her bed of sickness entirely healed, after the physicians had pronounced otherwise. The words which she quotes from Christ Jesus and from Paul are sounding in our ears today, and we may well ask ourselves if we are heeding this voice. If we are, we shall be blessed also. When hard pressed by the opponents of Truth, the Master said: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." Our Leader's ears were quick to hear, for she heard the voice and lived.

December 28, 1912

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