One morning I was called to the telephone in the office...

One morning I was called to the telephone in the office where I work, to hear that I must go home as my little boy had been run over by an automobile. My daughter had telephoned to a Christian Science practitioner, asking for treatment for the child. As I left the office this beautiful passage from page 582 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, came to me: "Children. The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love." I knew that if the child was the spiritual representative of Life, he could not be the material representative of its opposite. Before reaching home I was able to say: "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always." When I entered the room where my little boy lay, and bent over his bed, he whispered, "Mother, I've been knowing that," and pointed to a motto on the wall which read: "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

The chauffeur of the car which ran over the boy made a report for the highway commissioners of Boston, in which he stated that one wheel passed directly over the child's stomach and a spring hit him on the hip. There was material evidence to corroborate this statement. We acknowledged no material laws, however, but considered this only one more opportunity to prove God's allness. We knew that matter, being unreal, could be neither crushed, bruised, nor broken. The accident occurred at half past eight in the morning. At eleven of the same forenoon the child was sitting up in bed, reading; at noon he had lunch at the table; in the afternoon he was up, dressed, and playing with some little boys who came to inquire about their schoolmate. The next morning he went to school as usual.

I am inexpressibly grateful to God for this beautiful healing. I am grateful for the practitioner's help and for the Lesson-Sermon that week, the subject of which was "God the Preserver of Man." Words are wholly inadequate to express my gratitude to our beloved Leader, who has taught us to know a God who is Life, and a Life that is God.

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Testimony of Healing
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February 28, 1920

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