I had such a glorious proof, in the year 1911, of the all-sustaining...

I had such a glorious proof, in the year 1911, of the all-sustaining power of Truth as revealed through Christian Science, that I feel impelled to tell of it, with the hope that it may give fresh courage and help to some one passing through a like experience. On Christmas day, 1910, a member of my family was taken seriously ill. From that time till quite the end of the summer, it was one great anxiety, entailing a strain so intense, both physical and mental, that without Christian Science I must have broken down under it. For the first five months I either had to rise at three in the morning or did not go to bed until that time, and then was liable to be called at any minute; indeed, for one week of the time I never went to bed at all, but took what snatches of rest I could through the day. I was in constant attendance in a sick-room under peculiarly trying conditions. I had the full direction and management of a large house, a household of eleven people, including two hospital nurses. I had to take over and get some grasp and understanding of money and business matters, of which I was quite ignorant. I seldom could get out of doors, and never for more than half an hour.

The strain was great, but I came through without a break, having indeed proved the truth of Paul's words, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." I do not mean to imply that I did not many times feel the strain, but Truth ever upheld me. On two occasions, in those weary night vigils, when I had a feeling that I could endure no longer, there quite suddenly came to me so clear a realization of God's all-presence and power that all sense of exhaustion left me, and I felt as fresh as though I had just got out of bed. This proves to us the truth of the prophet's words, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."

It has all been so beautiful, so wonderful! And it has been my blessed privilege to see the clouds of sickness and helplessness gradually cleared away, and a return of health, strength, and reason, where to mortal sense recovery was not possible. All through this time I was ever being warned by friends who were not Scientists that I must break under the strain, that I must have rest and change, and that never again would I recover my natural sleep. I can only say that I did not break down, and I had no change; my sleep is now sounder, sweeter, and more unbroken than it has ever been.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 20, 1914

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