Christian Science was first brought to my notice when a...

Christian Science was first brought to my notice when a little nephew had been given up by the doctors after a serious operation and Christian Science treatment was sought for him. With a great desire to help I asked if I might read also. I was given a copy of The Christian Science Journal and before I had finished reading the first testimony I was healed of defective eyesight on account of which I had worn glasses for twelve years and had been told that I could never go without them. While I was reading, a film seemed to come over the glasses, and though I tried in every way to clean them I found it impossible to see through them. As I was very anxious to finish the testimony, which had impressed me more than anything I had ever read, I left off the glasses and put my hand up over my left eye, which was considered much worse than the other, and tried to read that way. This occurred about seven-thirty in the evening and it was about nine-thirty when I discovered that unconsciously my hand had fallen and that I had been reading for nearly two hours without my glasses. My sister-in-law said that she had read a testimony where a lady had been healed of wearing glasses by reading Science and Health, but I replied that I had not read the book so could not be healed.

The next morning I awoke expecting one of the terrible headaches which always followed the slightest strain or excitement, but to my surprise there was none. I did not wear my glasses that day but as we were to attend the Christian Science church that evening I put my glasses on. The headache came that I had expected all day and I suffered all the time I was there. As we left the church I said that my head ached so hard I did not know how I could get home. I was asked to remove my glasses, which I did, and after going the two blocks to the car line I was again asked how my head felt. To my surprise I had no headache. The remark was then made, "You must be healed." The next day I went to see the practitioner who had my little nephew's case and I asked him if he had treated me or how I could have been healed. His remark was, "You believed what you were reading, did you not?" and when I answered, "Yes," he said, "'Thy faith hath made thee whole,' and I hope you are grateful enough to read the book, 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures' by Mrs. Eddy, to find out how you were healed." I left his office as one walking on air and on my way home made up my mind to trust God in all things.

My mother had passed away with the belief of consumption, and the belief of heredity had been put on me. I had spent three years in the Hawaiian Islands, returning somewhat better; but after a short time I was as ill as ever and was at that time in what is considered almost the last stage. After the healing of my eyes I knew all things were possible with God and I knew I did not have to have special treatments, that He already knows all. I spent much time reading, and one morning as I was reading I awoke to the fact that I had not been coughing and I could not tell when I had stopped. I stood up and took several deep breaths, something I had not done for five years. After that I gained in strength and weight very rapidly. About a year after my healing a little girl was born to us. I had been told by one of our best physicians that if I were to have a child I would die in childbirth or be an invalid the rest of my life. The birth was painless. I was up every day after the first day.

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Testimony of Healing
I became interested in Christian Science after hearing...
July 23, 1921

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