My first healing through Christian Science came when...

My first healing through Christian Science came when I had no thought of physical healing. I had been reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" for three weeks, and some impulse kept me just reading over and over again the chapter on Prayer. On this particular evening, when I reached the Lord's Prayer with its spiritual interpretation, I read until I came to the words, "Enable us to know,—as in heaven, so on earth,—God is omnipotent, supreme" (p. 17), and then there dawned for me my first perception of what the infinitude of God means. I cannot find words to express the comprehension which came to me; but one thing I knew was that there is absolutely no power except God.

This seemed to me so marvelous that I did not think of myself in any way until three o'clock in the morning, when I became conscious that my hands were hurting. For five years I had been making from five to eight thousand machine-made buttonholes a day. In doing this work it is necessary to break two threads from each buttonhole, and as the thread is very coarse it cuts into the flesh, causing the hands to be painfully sore. Not once during these years had my hands been well. With the thought of the pain I started to get the usual lotion to relieve it, but the thought came that if God is All and there is no other power, I did not need it. Immediately I knew that my hands would be well, and three days later they were entirely healed. I have done the same work more than four years since and never once have my hands troubled me.

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July 26, 1919
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