In Proverbs we find this counsel: "In all thy ways acknowledge...

In Proverbs we find this counsel: "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." In reading this verse, I realized that I had not acknowledged God in all my ways, for I had not publicly given thanks for the blessings which have come to me through the study of Christian Science. Fifteen years ago I was living in New Mexico with my brother, and previous to my going there I had had two attacks of appendicitis, or at least that is what the doctors pronounced the trouble. In looking through my brother's books one day I came across an old copy of Mrs. Eddy's book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and out of pure curiosity I began to read it.

Ridicule was all I had ever heard respecting Christian Science, and I was glad of an opportunity to see what this curious book was like. To say that I was surprised at what I read is putting it mildly, for I at once recognized it as a work of science. My eyes had been in such a condition that I could not read without suffering from headache, but I noticed that my head never ached after reading this book. When about three quarters through the book another attack of appendicitis seized me. Having gone through two sieges of it, the pains were unmistakable. At that time we were eighteen miles from a doctor and six miles from any neighbor to whom we could look for help, and the Rio Grande river had to be forded before we could reach her. My fear was intense, as night was fast coming on and I knew I could not endure the agony any length of time. My thought turned to Science and Health, and believing every word of it to be true, I determined to put into practise what I had learned. I turned persistently from the sense of pain, looked out and up, and after a time very gradually the pain grew less, until by bedtime I was free and happy. The next morning there was no soreness whatever, and no indication of any sort that I had been so ill the night before.

Testimony of Healing
I, too, would express my thankfulness to God for the...
September 14, 1912

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