Some years ago, before coming into Christian Science, I...

Some years ago, before coming into Christian Science, I passed through the experience of a serious railroad accident, with severe results attending. Belonging to a family two members of which followed the medical profession, I was under the material thought entirely, and was subjected to all manner of material remedies and treatments; and finally was pronounced incurable from heart disease. For some years I suffered greatly, and seemed to find no relief. The removal to a distant city followed; and there Christian Science was brought to my discouraged thought, and I commenced quietly to read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, without the knowledge of my family. After a few months of earnest study, it seemed right to tell them of my interest in Christian Science; and when I told them, and convinced them of my improved physical condition, one member of the family insisted upon a physical examination. I submitted, and to the amazement of all, the specialist could find absolutely no sign of valvular disorder in the heart, but pronounced it sound and whole.

Some years later, when a severe epidemic was raging all over the country and in the camps where our soldier boys were preparing for overseas service, our little daughter and I seemed to come under this same dread disease; and we were very ill, especially the child, who had what was called "sleeping sickness." At this time also, Christian Science was our sole reliance; and the loving help given then brought us the peace and joy of work well done, and a deeper realization that God is a very present help in trouble, and that He always gives us rest from our burdens, however heavy they may seem.

September 30, 1922

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