I am very grateful to Christian Science, and wish to...

I am very grateful to Christian Science, and wish to testify to its healing power. About three and a half years ago, while I was living in Portland, Oregon, my eight-year-old boy was run over by an automobile with two men in it. Two younger children came in and exclaimed, "Mother, Floyd is run over." I shook at first as if I were shot; but like a flash came the words: Life is eternal. I held to these words and went to the door; and there stood the men with our boy, apparently lifeless. One asked if he should run for a doctor; the other wanted to get the ambulance; but I thanked them, saying the boy would be cared for. I telephoned a Christian Science practitioner at once, and she took up the work lovingly, and said, "Nothing, in reality, has happened." With this statement and the thought that Life is eternal, I went upstairs, where the boy's father was undressing him. He still showed no signs of life.

Every member of the family was holding to the truth. I could hear the older boy in his room saying out loud the "scientific statement of being" from page 468 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Some one mentioned that the automobile was being driven on the wrong side of the street; and this was true, but we did not allow any thought to go out of our home but love. I told the children that Love heals and blesses, so we could condemn no one. We just held loving thoughts. There was much confusion about, and we asked the practitioner to come to the house. She asked to work at home a little longer. Shortly afterwards the boy opened his eyes and said, "Mother, I knew God was ever present." He then went back into a stupor, but soon awoke, saying it was only a bad dream. The practitioner came to the house; and within one hour the boy asked to walk into the other room, and did so, proving the healing complete. The two men came back that evening about ten o'clock and asked about the boy. They stated they could not eat or rest, as all they could see was a lifeless child. We took them upstairs to see the boy, who was asleep. All the discoloration had left, and he was perfectly normal. The men were surely happy to see the change. One stated he did not know what Christian Science was, but it must be powerful. Next morning the boy was out playing, and his friends examined him carefully. They were surprised to see him entirely free. Later, I was called out to see the rough jumping game he was playing. As I started to the door this thought came: Loose him, and let him be free. In the evening, when I was thinking of this wonderful protection and healing, the following lines of a hymn came to me:—

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Testimony of Healing
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