A Nurse's Experiences

Words are inadequate to express my appreciation for what understanding I have of the truth as demonstrated in Christian Science, especially during the time of the recent epidemic of hypnotic fear which swept our country from ocean to ocean. During three weeks of that time I was in bed only three nights and helped to care for twenty-four persons who asked and received help through Christian Science. The healings were complete, without the after effects of dizziness, weakness, or lassitude, or even any sense of food disagreeing with the patients. I am a trained, experienced nurse, and have been working in a small town in Nebraska in that capacity for the past five years.

A call came from a place thirty-two miles away, where a family of five were living in a box car beside the railroad track—three children, father, and mother, and previous to my going, three doctors had been in attendance whose diagnosis had been pneumonia, the so-called "flu" with complications. There was said to be only a slight hope of recovery for the man, while the seventeen-months-old baby had convulsions Saturday morning and lay in a stupor all day. I reached them Saturday at midnight. Sunday morning the baby had another attack, and to all appearance had passed on. During the night I had continually declared that God is our Life; and declared it then over and over. How long a time elapsed before the little fellow opened his eyes, I know not; but soon after he sat up. That evening he sat at the table and ate his supper with the rest of the family. At noon the man arose, dressed, and ate luncheon with his wife and two little girls, one of whom had lain unconscious most of the night from the effects of the drugs which had been given by the doctors. Toward morning the other child said, "I am all right."

Christian Science Church Services
February 15, 1919

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