In attempting to write a Christian Science testimony,...

In attempting to write a Christian Science testimony, experiences, enduring proofs of the works of Christian Science, come to me out of the past, each equally beautiful and conclusive. There are two things deeply engraved on the thought of all Christian Scientists who have sought this Science for healing purposes: the first, when they first sought and received healing from another, and the second, when they first proved for themselves the efficacy of this scientific method of healing.

Twenty-three years ago I first heard of Christian Science. I had never been considered strong, had always suffered from severe colds and sore throat, then I met with an accident, and for about five years suffered incessantly. I could not eat or sleep. One of Chicago's leading physicians diagnosed my trouble as a severe form of stomach trouble termed nervous dyspepsia with nervous prostration, spinal irritation, and other diseases supposed to follow a nervous shock. He also said I would never be anything but a nervous wreck.

Some years before this two sisters had passed on, and later my only brother. I was only sixteen when my brother left us. All night I had knelt pleading with God to save his life, and in the morning I said, "God does not answer prayer;" and from that hour I could not pray. Together my mother and I had prayed for the others, and now she prayed for me. I wondered how she could continue to pray to a God who never acknowledged He had heard her, and when she said, "Child, why don't you pray?" I turned my face away; I could not tell her all I was thinking. I knew it would grieve her, and was she not suffering enough on my account?

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Testimony of Healing
When I turned to Christian Science, twelve years ago,...
December 11, 1920

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