I am very thankful to God for Christian Science, the...

I am very thankful to God for Christian Science, the knowledge of the ever present Christ. Within the last year I have had two proofs of the efficacy of mental surgery. While trying to open a door which stuck, I hurt my hand; but the pain passed and I thought no more of the incident until a few days afterward, when it was evident that a bone was out of place. I went to a practitioner and asked for help, then tried to know the truth which Jesus declared would make us free. About a month afterward I noticed that the bone had gone back into place, and the hand was indeed "restored whole, like as the other."

The other healing was that of a sprained ankle. I fell from a trolley car, and in falling my left foot doubled under me. I was picked up unconscious, and the first thing I heard when consciousness returned was some one saying, "Of course she's hurt; she's terribly hurt." This I immediately denied, both mentally and audibly. I was then carried to a bench, when the sense of faintness again overcame me, owing to the intense pain in the foot. Mentally declaring the truth that there are no accidents in Mind, I was able with my husband's help to reach a pavilion on the board walk, where I sat waiting until my husband could secure a room for us at a hotel. As I tried to realize the all-power and all-presence of God, I raised my eyes and saw before me on a window the words "Christian Science Reading Room." I thought, "Oh, if I could only get there and get help!" When my husband returned for me I did with his assistance manage to get up the stairs to the reading room, where I met with prompt and loving help. The pain lessened during treatment, and next morning I attended church service. I had two more treatments, and in ten days could walk without limping. The healing in both cases has been permanent.

Edith St. John Walling, Belleville, N. J.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has taught me in a very practical way...
July 14, 1917

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