It is about three and a half years since I experienced healing...

It is about three and a half years since I experienced healing in Christian Science. After having been in bed for seven months, suffering untold agony from what was pronounced an organic trouble, for which the doctor had said an operation was absolutely necessary, the thought came to me to try Christian Science. Up to this time I knew nothing of it except through criticism which I had heard and which had made anything but a favorable impression on me; but a practitioner was sent for, and the first treatment was given about five o'clock that afternoon. Twenty minutes after she left I ate a hearty meal, the first solid food I had retained in all those months. I then went to sleep and slept like a little child all that night without the aid of an opiate, which had been my only relief up to this time. The next morning I walked down—stairs and out on the porch. The trouble had been instantaneously healed through Christian Science, and from that day to this I have had no return of the pain.

After this a dropsical condition manifested itself, and apparently grew much worse instead of better, until one night my husband became so alarmed that he called in a doctor. What I went through for a few weeks under the doctor's care was certainly torture, and at the end of that time in my room in a hospital I was crying aloud for Christian Science. Then I was brought home, a Christian Science nurse and a practitioner were engaged, and I am happy to say that once more this wonderful truth met my need. I had reached the last stage of dropsy and was unable to breathe lying down, and the time had come for me to prove whether I had more faith in God than in man. On the night I was absolutely healed, conditions manifested themselves in their very worst form, and my husband again called in a doctor, who merely turned to my husband and said: "If Science is any comfort to you or your wife, keep right on with it. I can do nothing for her; she will never see daylight." It is needless to say that he was mistaken, for in twenty minutes from this time I was healed. I know if ever I touched the hem of Christ's garment I did then. Four days later I walked three blocks to a Christian Science church.

Words cannot express my thankfulness to God for these wonderful proofs of His unlimited love for His children, and I earnestly hope and pray that I may, if only in a small degree, be able to show some of the gratitude I feel by striving to apply what knowledge I have so far gained of this healing truth. Though at times I may stumble along the way, I know that if I but trust God implicitly, He will lead me gently on. I also want to express my gratitude to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, for unfolding this truth to us, and making it so practical that we can apply it our daily lives. Sooner or later, if it is honestly applied, our lives will certainly bear witness.

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Testimony of Healing
For twenty—five years I drank and smoked, and at times to...
December 18, 1915

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