Our hearts are full of gratitude to God as we write of the...

Our hearts are full of gratitude to God as we write of the wonderful protection that our youngest son, five years old, experienced recently. When dinner time came, the boy did not appear, but no fear was felt for his safety until the meal was over and we started a search for him. By four o'clock that afternoon there were a number engaged in trying to locate our boy and his playmate, when one of the men happened to remember that he had seen the two boys playing near a cave in a sand bank close to the other boy's home. Two or three of the men hastened to the bank and found that a large overhanging shelf of clay and sand had given way. Shovels were secured, and after digging a short time our boy's hand was uncovered and he was taken out. He was able to answer when spoken to. The other little boy was uncovered a few minutes later, but he had passed on. His family know nothing of Christian Science.

Our boy was carried home, and the first thing we asked him was to declare that God was his Life, and a few other statements of truth, as taught in Christian Science, and he replied that he had said a lot of truth while he was in that hole. While he was sore and bruised for a day or two, he was able to eat his meals the next day, and was not long in fully recovering from his experience. The Sanders County Ledger, on September 20, had a lengthy account of the accident, in which was this comment: "That both little lives were not taken is considered little short of a miracle and is the cause of deepest gratitude on the part of parents and friends of the boy who escaped." The wonder of the community is how he could be completely covered for a period of about five hours and live through it all, but as Mrs. Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 215), "Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life."

Testimony of Healing
In gratitude for Christian Science and what it has done...
January 26, 1918

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