It is four years since my testimony appeared in The Christian Science Journal,...

It is four years since my testimony appeared in The Christian Science Journal, telling of the healing of chronic rheumatism which had rendered me a helpless cripple. That healing I am grateful to say has proved permanent, as the following experiences clearly show. Not only does Christian Science heal us of disease but it does this by making us better mentally and morally, giving us purer desires and an abiding trust and confidence in God and His protection which no so-called material remedy can supply.

As a reservist I was called to the colors in August, 1914, on the outbreak of hostilities, and in November of the same year I went to France as a private. The night of the second of November I was pushed right up to the firing line. So meager was the protection afforded by our cover from fire that we were compelled to retire some two hundred yards and drop into a ditch in which we remained up to our waists in water for more than an hour. Whilst we were in the water a doctor's warning as to the fatal results of such a position flashed through my mind, but I immediately corrected this and realized I was in God's care; and so it proved, for no fatal result followed as was prophesied.

We were twenty-eight days in the front line before we were relieved, and during this time we were subjected to countless attacks, had very little sleep, and were continually in wet things, the water at times spurting out of our boots as we walked. In this condition we were told off for rest and shelter to a flax mill a considerable distance to our rear, and very grateful we were to snatch a few hours for rest and sleep. I was not, however, allowed to sleep undisturbed, for I was awakened in the night by what seemed to me a voice warning me of the presence of danger; and this warning proved necessary, as I shortly discovered the mill was on fire. Instantly I gave the alarm, and my comrades gathered up their belongings and hastily left the burning building, thankful to escape unscathed and unharmed in what was to them such a miraculous way.

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Testimony of Healing
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November 22, 1919

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