Words are inadequate to express a tithe of my heartfelt...

Words are inadequate to express a tithe of my heartfelt gratitude for Christian Science, and all that it has done and is doing for me. I have been studying this teaching about six years, and in all that time I have not taken any drug or medicine whatsoever; my only remedy is, and has been for that period, the truth which Jesus taught, and which our beloved and revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, discovered for us in this age.

Christian Science as a healing agency has never failed me, whatever the problem has been, physical or moral. I have proved that it is the truth which makes us free. This was brought back very forcibly to me a few years ago, while I was spending a short holiday in Germany. I was quite suddenly taken very ill indeed. The symptoms became so distressing that my cousin, with whom I was staying, implored me to see a doctor. I consented to this, with the understanding, however, that he should only diagnose my case and that I would not take his treatment. The doctor examined me and said that the heart was seriously affected. He also said that I must lie down at once, and not walk at all; if I did not follow his directions, he would not answer for the consequences.

Late that night I telegraphed to a Christian Science practitioner in England for treatment, and followed the doctor's orders only so far as to go to bed, since I really felt incapable of standing up any longer. The doctor had sent me a drug, in case, as he said, I should have any very bad attack that night, and before my cousin left me to rest, she placed the drug by my bedside, hoping I would take it if necessary. The attack came, but from the first I had not the slightest temptation or desire for the drug. I knew that God was my only real help and healer, and that He could not fail me. During the night, as I battled with the intense pain, I opened Science and Health and tried to read, and lastly I opened the Bible at the twenty-seventh psalm, and read these words: "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." With those words a great sense of peace came to me, with a wonderful realization of the presence of the Christ, and I fell asleep.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 24, 1915

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