It is with a deep sense of gratitude for Christian Science...

It is with a deep sense of gratitude for Christian Science that I send this testimony of a few of the many blessings I have received from the study and application of its teachings. When I was about eight years old, a physician pronounced that disease from which I was suffering, St. Vitus' dance. After almost twenty-five years of all sorts of medical treatment, from which I would get help for a time, Christian Science was mentioned to me by a neighbor who through treatment had received much relief from a severe case of rheumatism.

After talking the matter over with my husband, we telephoned to a practitioner in a near-by city, as we knew no one in our own town who could help us. I succeeded in making an appointment to go to see her. I had only a few minutes' talk with her, but she explained she could give me absent treatment, and I, being willing to do anything that might bring me relief, decided to have treatment. On the train returning home, I found myself humming a song, something I had not done for years; and I knew then that anything that could give me relief from discouragement and make me even want to sing was wonderful, as I had been told so many times that I could never be well. Since that moment, however, there has never been the least doubt that Christian Science heals all discord when rightly applied. Though we have gone through deep waters many times, and I have feared that we were not rightly applying the truth, always has the need been met.

Another healing, which made a deep impression on me before the above-mentioned disease disappeared, was of fear. I was so afraid of being frightened, as such experiences intensified the suffering, that I did not go out at night or into a dark room alone. One night, after a few weeks' treatment, we were expecting a niece to arrive on the train, a little child, so that it was necessary for some one to meet her. It seemed impossible for any other member of the household to go, so I went. No one, including myself, seemed to think about the dark or my fear of it. I afterwards found that in taking what I considered a short cut to the station, I had gone through a part of town that few women ventured into even during the day. Then I knew I had had another proof of the omnipresence and protection of divine Love. I have since been in places where the remembrance of that experience has been a wonderful help to me.

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Testimony of Healing
I am very grateful for the knowledge or understanding...
February 10, 1923

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