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Jesus said: "Whosoever ... shall confess me before men,...

Jesus said: "Whosoever ... shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is heaven." These Scriptural words, which were familiar to me from my childhood days, came vividly to my remembrance at a desperate period of my life, when I reached out for help.

In 1912 I became ill, and the attending physician had me taken to the hospital, where it was stated that I had gallstones. The head physician told me that these could only be removed by an operation, and that unless it were performed, I would not live more than seven or eight weeks at the longest. I submitted to it, but went through dreadful suffering, a rupture of the gall-bladder having occurred during the operation, as I was told later, whereby the blood became affected. In about three months' time I had recovered sufficiently to get a dismissal from the hospital, and was then able to work until the middle of January, 1913. From then on the trouble asserted itself again, and became so aggravated that I presented a wretched appearance. I returned to the hospital, but the physician thought it would be dangerous to operate this time, as I was too weak, and when after three months, during which I was under medical treatment, my condition appeared to be unchanged, I was dismissed from the hospital. I now applied for help, as I had done formerly, to the doctor of an association to which I belonged. He showed great kindness and did his best to relieve me, but finally declared that it was beyond his power to help in my case.

In these dark hours, in my condition of hopelessness (for I often wished death might come), I experienced help from above. The glad news that the Christ-power which healed all manner of sin and disease in Jesus' time is still healing them in our day, came to me through a lady who is an adherent of Christian Science and who gave me a few copies of the Herold to read, besides explaining to me a few points with regard to this glorious world religion. Through the constant reading of the Herold and adequate mental work, the healing and regenerating power of divine Truth gradually dawned upon my sense.

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