Christian Science found me in 1910 in a miserable condition

Christian Science found me in 1910 in a miserable condition. My first attack came in the form of a fainting-spell. A few days later I had another, and my grandmother, being alarmed at this, sent for a physician, who responded immediately. He said it was a nervous breakdown, and after being in bed for about a week, I got up. Then one night I had another fainting-spell, and we consulted another physician, who appeared to be frightened at my condition, and said it was "high time" that we sent for him. He pronounced it a case of St. Vitus' dance and nervous exhaustion combined with severe heart trouble which caused the fainting-spells. He also said I must never go to school any more, that too hard study had caused my sickness. This time I was in bed about five weeks, due to the fainting-spells, which occurred sometimes twice a day and always left me in a weak condition.

A few weeks later I was confined to my bed again for six weeks, and after using many different medicines, I got up again, but was no better. I then went to a very good doctor in Reading, who said about the same as the second physician; but after having treatment from these three doctors, I received only temporary relief. At this point. when life seemed only a burden to me, I went to a Christian Science practitioner for help. I took treatment for about two months, and was gradually improving. I went to see the practitioner once a week, and the last time I was there I was fully healed. There has been no return of any of the symptoms, and I am going to school again.

In I Kings is given an account of Elijah's prayer prayer for a little child who had "no breath left in him." We are told that as a result of this prayer to God the child revived again, and that Elijah brought him to the mother, saying, "See, thy son liveth." And the woman said to Elijah, "Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth." This is what I felt like saying to the practitioner after I had been healed. When I try to express my gratitude for this great truth, words fail me. Since I have been studying "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, the Bible has become a more precious book than ever.

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