About twelve years ago a dear sister-in-law spoke to me...

About twelve years ago a dear sister-in-law spoke to me of having been healed in Christian Science, but the remark passed over my head and I made no comment whatever. Six years later there came a great need to know of this healing truth, and this sister-in-law wrote me more than once, gently advising me to study it. That just by reading a book I could help one who was suffering from serious illness, seemed to me so ridiculous that I did not even allude to the advice when answering the letters. Still later, friends living near offered the "cup of cold water;" but I put it aside, not knowing the refreshment it affords.

Finally, when the need of knowing the truth became more insistent, I had an experience which led me to go to the only source to find it. One night, while camping a few miles from home, I was taken with a violent toothache. There was no remedy for this in the little box which usually accompanied us, so I pictured a night of suffering. Then I began to wish I knew what Christian Scientists believed about healing, for I had always supposed it to be human will power. As I reasoned within myself, I concluded that they did not rely upon will power, but must believe in a supreme power which heals disease. Then came the thought: Why not? The power which controls the universe, which keeps the stars in their courses, and which regularly brings the harvest—why not?

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