I am very glad to add my testimony, and hope it may...

I am very glad to add my testimony, and hope it may be a help to some one. I had been interested in Christian Science about two years, and had had a number of healings when I had an accident, fracturing my left leg about three inches above the ankle. To mortal sense, the pain seemed past endurance; and for a few seconds all thought of Science was simply gone. I thought of the broken bone, the long time I should be laid up, the hundred and one things I needed to do and should not be able to do! All this flashed through my thoughts as a picture before the eye; then I realized I need not suffer long weeks of pain and uselessness, as I should with medical treatment. I denied the error and repeated the "scientific statement of being," as given on page 468 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," over and over, while being helped to the house. With what little understanding of the truth I had, I slept the first night from ten o'clock to four. In the morning my husband called a practitioner for help, which was faithfully given in the days that followed. Many times that week, pain held me in its grip, and my nights were sleepless; but as soon as I mentioned it particularly to the practitioner, it was overcome.

I was a graduate nurse, and knew all the symptoms of fracture and the long weeks spent in recovery with material means; and I know that I was getting about, with the aid of crutches, and was walking in at least half the time I should have been with material means. This was surely a demonstration, as I weighed over two hundred pounds, and the fear would come that the leg would break under my weight. Fear of going up and down stairs was the last to be conquered; but, finally, everything was overcome, and I was free. To me, the most wonderful part was the lack of all material aid—never a splint or a bandage. To one trained as I had been in the use of weights, sand bags, and casts, this was surely freedom.

Outside thoughts and suggestions came in, such as: it should be set; it should be bandaged; it might be well to have a doctor fix it up and then have the Science treatments. I voiced all this to the practitioner. She said if I had any feeling or doubts about the healing, it might be well just to do as I felt was best. I thought it over; and it came to me so plainly that I needed none of these,—that if God could do part of the healing, He would do it all. I never had one moment's doubt again. I just knew I had chosen the right way.

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Testimony of Healing
With deep gratitude I should like to testify of the benefits...
November 4, 1922

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