I should like to tell of a recent experience of mine, in...

I should like to tell of a recent experience of mine, in which Christian Science saved my life, after being given up by the doctors. On November 10, 1923, I was taken violently ill with severe pains in the upper region of the stomach. I had called over the long-distance telephone for Christian Science treatment, when, through the fear and authority of relatives and of one who represented the company employing me, I was taken quickly to the hospital. The surgeons disagreed on the supposed cause of the trouble, one saying it was gallstones, another that it was a ruptured bowel; but they agreed that an operation was necessary.

On the morning after my arrival at the hospital, I was prepared for the operating table, but at the last moment they decided it was useless to operate, being too late; gangrene had set in, and they said I was dying. My relatives were called to bid me good-by, and telegrams sent to those at a distance. My wife kept in constant touch, by telephone, with the Christian Science practitioner, and the doctors were quite indignant that she did not accept their verdict of death within twenty-four hours, not knowing her hope was sustained by Truth. When the next morning dawned, it was to find me not dead, as the doctors said I surely would be, but living. My pulse was normal, my color healthy, and later they gathered round to tell me that a miracle had brought me back to life; but I knew it was Christian Science and not a miracle that had brought the light of Truth to me. In one week I was out of bed, and soon left the hospital, to the amazement of all.

I am grateful to Mrs. Eddy for her wonderful teachings, and for the loving help of the practitioner. It was proved to me that "man's extremity is God's opportunity" and that the Psalmist's words, "He shall call upon me, and I will answer him," are an unfailing promise. It is my daily endeavor so to live as to acknowledge God in all my ways.

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Testimony of Healing
I am very thankful for what Christian Science has done...
September 6, 1924

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