About seven years ago, very shortly before a child was...

About seven years ago, very shortly before a child was born I was suffering from a form of kidney disease called dangerous, accompanied by vomiting of an unusual type. I had planned to go to a maternity hospital near me, and when I was visiting there the doctor in charge became alarmed and insisted that I remain there for them to watch the case.

They offered me little encouragement and told me my life depended upon obeying their orders. I refused to remain, and on reaching home became very ill. I was very weak, not having taken any solid food in months, and was not able to swallow a spoonful of water without intense suffering. I felt that I was dying when I called for a Christian Science practitioner and nurse that night. I was asked to choose my physician and was led to one who has the deepest respect for Christian Science. He said he found everything as the hospital had reported, but he would depend upon Christian Science to correct the troubles. It was presumed I had three weeks for treatment in Science before confinement. During the first days the nurse called the practitioner many times a day, saying, "Work immediately." In a few minutes I would be at peace, and the vomiting was gradually overcome. When I could take a cup of water in my hands and drink, I felt it was truly a cup of cold water in Christ's name. In a few days I let the nurse go and was about the house.

About ten days from the time I called the practitioner the child was born. My husband and I were alone. There was no delay and no pain. Doctor and nurse came immediately and both were rejoiced over the demonstration. I did not suffer from what is known as "after pains." The practitioner worked for me until all fear of them was destroyed. In calling up the hospital to tell them the child had been born at home they said, "You do not mean that the child is alive?" The child was very frail and only the truth applied could ever have corrected the discords which arose. Several times during the first week he seemed to be passing away, but soon became normal and is now larger and stronger than most of his companious, having never since had a serious illness. Difficulties of every nature, both for myself and my children, have been met through Christian Science, among them the effects of an accident, when a child fell quite thirty feet to the hard ground. This was met in a few minutes and no bad results or soreness followed. We had our tests during the influenza epidemic and the healing was rapid and complete. I was also healed of an internal weakness which doctors had failed to relieve at all, and which has never returned. It would fill a book to tell the benefits I have received. What we owe Mrs. Eddy is best expressed in her own words, in her message to The Mother Church for 1900 (p. 2), where she says, "The song of Christian Science is, 'Work—work—work—watch and pray.' "

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Testimony of Healing
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January 22, 1921

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