"Man's extremity is God's opportunity," we are told

"Man's extremity is God's opportunity," we are told. It proved so in my case. I was utterly discouraged, and turned to Christian Science as a last resort. I am grateful to say I found in it what I had always longed for, namely, a better understanding of God and of man's relation to Him. I am glad that through suffering I was forced to turn to God. I was healed of chronic intestinal trouble, extreme weakness, palpitation of the heart, and many other discordant conditions, through the help of a loving Christian Science practitioner. I was later healed of a sprained ankle in one absent treatment, proving that "the word of God is quick, and powerful." I was full of gratitude to God for this healing through Christian Science, as my experience as a medical nurse had been that a case of this kind would take weeks to heal.

I feel a deep sense of joy and gratitude for another wonderful proof that God heals all our diseases. Recently I was awakened in the night in intense pain, accompanied by all the symptoms of blood poisoning. I noticed upon retiring that there was slight evidence of inflammation and pain in one of the big toes; but when I awoke the entire leg was affected, and the chills and pains seemed to render me helpless. A Christian Science practitioner was called; and while she was declaring the truth for me I told her that the condition was manifesting itself in the abdomen. She then did as Mrs. Eddy advises in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 395), where she says, "The healer should speak to disease as one having authority over it." The practitioner did speak with authority, and I felt the power of the Word as I had never felt it before. Immediately the disease was checked: the chills ceased, the poisonous effects disappeared before the truth as darkness disappears before the light. This was such a beautiful proof to me that "with God all things are possible."

Is it to be wondered at that we feel a deep sense of love and gratitude to our dear Leader, Mrs. Eddy, who has revealed to the world this beautiful truth, which Jesus taught and lived? She has thrown such a wonderful light on the Scriptures, enabling us to see the hidden treasures which the "Key to the Scriptures" unlocks, and has so meekly said in her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (p. 4), "Follow your Leader, only so far as she follows Christ." The spiritual exaltation which is experienced far surpasses the physical healings. I am grateful for membership in The Mother Church; also for membership in one of its branch churches, and for the blessing of class instruction.

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July 14, 1923

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