It is with a deep sense of gratitude and love that I...

It is with a deep sense of gratitude and love that I testify to God's wonderful healing power as demonstrated through Christian Science. Some years ago I was suffering with what two physicians diagnosed as gastric ulceration of the stomach accompanied by profuse hemorrhages. I was restricted as to diet, and was told that a recurrence of the trouble might result in something more serious. During the years that followed I had several other bad attacks, and was helped each time by my physician, in whom I had the utmost confidence; but I did wish that I might be cured so that I would not have any recurrence of the trouble or be in fear of what I ate. A little more than four years ago I had a very severe attack. All of the doctor's skill failed to give me the relief experienced on former occasions. I could retain nothing in my stomach, not even the liquid taken three times a day as my only nourishment, and I was given rectal feedings to keep up my strength. The physician said that a chemical analysis indicated cancer of the stomach, and he could do no more for me except to give me morphine to ease my suffering.

As I did not like the effects of the drug and was opposed to its use, at my husband's suggestion I began to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and when I did not feel like reading, some member of the family would read to me. I also formed the habit of repeating silently the twenty-third psalm, and through the light of Christian Science it had a newer and sweeter meaning for me. My husband made arrangements for absent treatment to be given me by a practitioner, and shortly after this the thought suddenly came to me that I was healed and that I might as well get up and stay up; but fear whispered that it would be better to say nothing about it, for it might not be so. I not only had to combat my own fear but that of my family, who were afraid to have me walk around much or to eat anything but the lightest of food. My progress, I feel satisfied, was slower on account of this fear, but I finally determined to discontinue the unnatural manner of taking nourishment and began to eat heartier food and it was not very long before I was eating whatever the family did, and gaining in strength and weight. The doctor who had previously attended me could hardly believe my husband when he told him I was up helping with the housework and eating anything I wanted. When told that I had taken Christian Science treatment, he said he did not blame us; and that he would have done the same under the circumstances had it been his mother. On the day of this writing I have been spading up and planting in my garden, besides helping with the work in the house, and I have repeatedly eaten food that had been forbidden me by the medical practitioners, without fear or any evil results.

In reading certain passages of Scripture I had often wondered if the sick could not be healed now as they were in the time of Christ Jesus. Now I know they can. My husband and I are both studying Christian Science and we are not only very thankful for physical healing but more so for the spiritual uplift and understanding, for the knowledge that God is All-in-all.

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Testimony of Healing
With a grateful heart I wish to tell how my family and...
May 28, 1921

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