Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to God...

Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to God for what Christian Science has done for me. Shortly after returning to my office on Tuesday afternoon, January 11, 1916, I had a very severe bilious attack; later on I had another, and diarrhoea also set in. After the second attack I felt an internal pain, and came to the conclusion that I had strained myself. I went home thinking that if I had a rest I would soon be all right; but my condition became worse, and the pain was so severe on the Tuesday night following that I decided to have a medical examination. At two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, January 19, I waited upon the doctor, who, after examining me, said that I had appendicitis. He advised me to have an operation without delay, in fact he wanted me to go into the infirmary straight away, but I told him I would rather go home first to see my wife. I told her what the doctor had said; and after talking the matter over we decided to try Christian Science, so applied to a practitioner for help. I had treatment in the afternoon and again in the evening and felt a little easier. I slept soundly all night, and when I awoke felt much better and very hungry, and the bowel disturbance had been overcome. On Sunday I was able to attend both the morning and the evening services at church.

When I left the doctor he asked me to let him know that evening what I had decided to do, so in accordance with his request my wife told him I had decided not to have the operation. He was very much surprised, and said that if I did not have an operation I could not live through the night. Just a fortnight after my interview with him, however, I returned to work, and for this manifestation of the power of divine Truth I am indeed very thankful. My healing has been permanent.—J. Parkin, Oldham, England.

Testimony of Healing
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April 20, 1918

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