I feel that the time has come when I should give to the...

I feel that the time has come when I should give to the world the story of my many healings in Christian Science. I first heard of this religion about twenty-six years ago. I was suffering with a complication of internal disorders from which the physicians failed to relieve me. I went to a Christian Science practitioner, took two weeks' treatment, and was healed. I received some instructions with regard to the Principle of this Science at that time, but I did not obtain Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and I had very little comprehension of the subject.

About a year after this occurrence I began to manifest blindness. I seemed to be drifting into a state of mental hopelessness and physical darkness without the ability or the knowledge as to how I should go about it to resist my fate. Again it was recommended that I try Christian Science, and I was directed to a practitioner. I went to her and received one treatment, and my need was met. The next morning I awoke from a refreshing sleep, fully restored to my normal sense of sight. The practitioner upon this occasion presented me with a copy of Science and Health, saying that she had just purchased a new one. I thanked her, little realizing the treasure that she was putting into my hands, and I read the book; but I was not yet prepared for its teachings. I considered its spiritual demands too high, and I could not see how a mental declaration of its teachings could heal the sick. I certainly did not believe that its pages contained the explanation of my healing, so I laid the book aside, finding a novel, or something similar, much more interesting reading.

About the year 1890 I broke down with a severe attack of nervous exhaustion. I knew that material remedies could not reach this case, but once more I had to be reminded of Christian Science by another person. I went to a practitioner, still with little or no faith, strange as it may seem, and again divine Love met my need. One treatment was sufficient, and I found myself the following morning free from nervous or mental disturbance or confusion. I accepted this blessing gladly, rejoiced to be able to go about my material occupations, but not once was my thought raised in gratitude to the great Giver of all good. I did not understand Christian Science, nor did I seem to care to understand it so long as I could receive its benefits so readily; and my faith in material remedies was not wholly gone.

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Testimony of Healing
I want to express my gratitude for Christian Science and...
November 14, 1914

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