I desire to express my gratitude for what God has done...

I desire to express my gratitude for what God has done for me through the truth revealed to us in Christian Science. Six years ago, while following the profession of a trained nurse in San Diego, Cal., I met with an accident to my hip, causing the bone to be injured, so much so that I was paralyzed on one side. Up to this time I had read a few Sentinels, also pamphlets on Christian Science which a kind friend loaned me. The reading of these convinced me that the writers had a much clearer and more practical understanding of God than any I had heretofore known, and in my distress I prayed that God might show me the way. In the morning, after a sleepless night, a lady came to see me who was also slightly interested in Christian Science. I begged her to go for a practitioner, and one soon came, bringing with her the text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I shall never forget how I enjoyed the study of its pages, although for five days and nights the pain continued; yet I knew that "God is no respecter of persons" and that He could and would heal me.

The practitioner came twice a day, but it was not until I saw that Christian Science was not the exercise of any human will, but rather the letting of the divine will work in me, that I experienced the healing power. This conviction came to me through the almost continuous study of the text-book and the kind help of the practitioner. On the sixth day I rested quietly, and about the tenth day was out of bed, but in walking I was not yet entirely free from pain. With a few more treatments, however, the pain also was overcome. About two weeks later I visited the Grand Canyon of Arizona, and on account of many tourists being there at that time, I was unable to secure an animal to ride through the canyon, so together with another lady I walked down the steep trail and back again the same day. The depth is considered over seven thousand feet. I mention this to show how completely I was healed, for I never felt conscious of my hip-joint on this trip, nor have I since.

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