I have been helped in every way by Christian Science

I have been helped in every way by Christian Science. I was not, however, attracted to it for physical healing, though sadly in need of help, for I believed myself a victim of hereditary tubercular disease of the kidney and suffered a great deal from the fear of it. I had also been led to believe that I would eventually lose my eyesight. When I first began to read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, I lost a great deal of this fear at once, and for the first six months of this study I was not conscious of a physical ailment. Then there were some inharmonious conditions in my surroundings, and the fever and other symptoms of my former illness returned. I asked for help from a practitioner, and was healed while reading the first three sections of that week's Lesson-Sermon.

After reading but a very little of the textbook and listening to one lecture, I noticed that a birthmark had begun to disappear. At the time I was more interested in what I was learning, but in about six months I noticed that the mark was more than half gone, and then I realized that this healing was the work of Truth. To-day, after three years, there is no trace of this mark. I am particularly grateful for this proof, for while the birthmark had never caused me any annoyance, its disappearance showed that what mortal man and his law held to be impossible, was accomplished by Christian Science, and it made me more hopeful during the period in which I waited for other healings.

I suffered repeatedly from attacks of illness which I thought were due to the tubercular and heart trouble, and could not understand why I should have them, as I seemed to be free from the fear of it. One day I again asked for treatment and expressed the belief that it was not this trouble but I could not say what. That night one of the kidneys moved back into place, and I was much better from that time on. Soon afterwards I was entirely healed of the heart trouble while giving a testimony at a Wednesday evening meeting. Several months ago I attended a Christian Science lecture. I was feeling utterly wretched that evening, and apparently was failing to get help or even to understand a bit of the lecture, when the other kidney was suddenly adjusted. This healing was like the first, accomplished with no sense of pain. I was rather piqued to find that I could remember scarcely a word of the lecture, but found an explanation of this recently in "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 15), where our Leader says that "the glad surprise of suddenly regained health is a shock to the mind; and this holds and satisfies the thought with exuberant joy." I certainly was both joyful and grateful. I have been very much stronger ever since. I have also been healed of minor ailments and of an attack of shingles.

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August 30, 1919

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