[Original testimony in German]

In March, 1917, I suddenly became very ill

In March, 1917, I suddenly became very ill. My condition was so serious that doubt was expressed as to my recovery. I suffered from hemorrhages of the lungs, pleurisy, and badly shattered nerves. A doctor was at once called. However, in spite of loving and painstaking care, he was not able to help me. I was confined to my bed; in fact, was so weak and miserable that I could not even sit up. As soon as I closed my eyes I had the feeling of being in a deep and narrow pit. I could hardly stand it. I was unable to sleep, and was in a pitiful condition. After a few days a second doctor was called. On leaving the house, he was unable to hold out to my family any hope for my recovery. I could not take any nourishment, although everything was prepared and cooked with the greatest care. Such was the extremity in which I found myself when one night Christian Science came to my thought. I had already heard of this teaching, especially of healings effected through its ministry. I had copies of Der Herold, but, thinking I could not understand Christian Science, I had not read them. I thought one had only to say, I am not sick! Of the method of spiritual healing I knew nothing.

That night I requested that a letter be written to a Christian Science practitioner whom I knew by name. I asked her to help me and give me treatments. At once I received the helpful reply that I should be confident and rejoice, for health and happiness were my heritage from God. Never shall I forget that moment; never shall I be able to be grateful enough for the love and patience which I received at the hands of that practitioner. My healing was slow; but I improved daily. After three or four months I was again able to work a little, and after six months I could do my usual work. I never had a relapse, and to-day I enjoy good health, peace, and happiness. I wish to add that in this sickness fear was the greatest evil which I had to overcome.

At the time of the so-called grippe epidemic we were all quickly healed through the application of the truth. Well do I remember how quickly and violently this disease came over me. I was in the office to receive orders. I was alone, and could hardly walk. When I went upstairs into my room to declare the truth again, I seemed to break down, for the whole body seemed diseased. I sat there for a few moments, realizing the power of God as the only existing power, and refuting all error. In a few minutes I was completely healed and filled with bliss, strength, and joy. How happy and grateful I was!

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June 14, 1924

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