A few months ago I met with a very serious accident,...

A few months ago I met with a very serious accident, my hands being badly burned while I was using gasoline. When I saw them on fire I instantly turned the water from the faucet upon them to put out the flames and began repeating the "scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468). A Christian Science practitioner was called immediately, and the following day a trained nurse who is a Christian Scientist was employed to dress my hands, and she continued the work for a number of weeks. It seemed at times to mortal sense that I would not have the use of my hands and fingers again. The practitioner with loving, encouraging words was, however, faithful to her task. During this fiery ordeal I learned the meaning of the word Immanuel—"God with us"—as I had never known it before. I can now use my hands and fingers quite as well as ever and the scars are fast disappearing.

Tears of gratitude fill my eyes as I write this testimony of thanksgiving and praise to God for my wonderful deliverance,—gratitude to our dear Leader for the great blessing she has bestowed upon mankind, and loving thanks to all my household, and my neighbors and friends, who so lovingly did everything they could for me. Dear Christian Scientists, let us not be dismayed over our problems, but let us pray one for another that we may ever be faithful to our high behests.—(Mrs.) Harriet B. Allen, Los Angeles, Cal.

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