I give thanks to God for many demonstrations of His...

I give thanks to God for many demonstrations of His healing power, and particularly for the healing of my mother. She suffered from liver trouble from the age of fourteen, when she had her first attack of jaundice, which was supposed to be hereditary and, according to the physicians, had become a chronic condition and was accompanied by all its attendant ills, including sick headaches and inaction of the digestive organs. With the third attack of this trouble there was evidence of gallstones, and as the result of great sorrow my mother was finally bedridden by an attack of albuminosis. This occurred ten years ago, and the physician who attended the case, taking me to one side, said, "You must be prepared to lose your mother. The steel has worn away the scabbard. Her mental depression has acted on a function of the body and there is nothing left to be done. It is only a question of time. Make her follow a stricter diet." Mother having somewhat recovered refused to have anything further to do with physicians and upon me fell the task of being on the lookout for all new remedies, and of administering them to her. All these palliatives, together with a strict diet, had weakened her; she became subject to neurasthenia and life was a burden to her.

I had heard of Christian Science twelve years ago, but it was not rightly presented, and I felt no interest in it. It took many trials, and much physical and mental suffering before we accepted the cup of cold water which Christian Science held out to us two and a half years ago, and to-day we understand what Mrs. Eddy means when she writes on page 66 of Science and Health, "Trials are proofs of God's care." At that as an added privilege, there appeared the teachings of divine Science! Help was asked of a practitioner and after a few days my mother could eat and digest anything; she had again taken courage and was getting enjoyment from life, and with each step taken in the way of Truth she was she was able to lay off elastic stocking which she had worn for years. An attack of grip was overcome for in a few days without having to keep her bed. A complete transformation has taken place in our lives, have daily been improved through the teachings of Christian Science through the understanding that God is All-in-all. The proof of faith lies in the effort to gain each day in understanding and to apply it sincerely, thus to become an example for those who have not yet attained to it, in loving God with all our heart and in the bonds of brotherhood with all Thy children, for Thou art our Father. I give thanks to God for having to the world a wonderful light, through Mary Baker Eddy, to whom my gratitude goes out. I also the practitioner who has helped us in the way that leads to the life which is in God.—(Miss) Ida Bovet, Geneva, Switzerland.

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