Thirty-five years ago I became very ill

Thirty-five years ago I became very ill. Our doctor was summoned and pronounced me a very sick woman. I was in bed for twenty-three days from hemorrhage, and it was thought that I was on my deathbed. Finally the doctor said that he could do nothing for me; that an operation might help me, but that if I recovered sufficiently to get up I would be an invalid. I refused to have an operation, and my husband and the physician asked me what I was going to do.

I knew very little about Christian Science, but I thought that it was of God. I said, "I am going to have Christian Science;" and the doctor replied, "Let her have it, if she wants it." I surprised my family by appearing downstairs in the living room that night. I could not walk, but sat on the floor and moved along. I said to my family, "I heard the doctor tell you that I would be an invalid, but I refuse to be one; I am going to get well." I was returned to bed as one in a dying condition. The next morning I said: "I want to be taken downstairs by the fireside. I want the Bible and Science and Health; and I am going to get well." For twelve days I studied and worked, watched and prayed. God, Truth, was my only helper.

In twelve days divine Love healed me, and I took a long walk on the fourteenth day. The healing was beautiful, wonderful; and I shall never forget the spiritual uplifting that came to me at that time. Divine Truth has governed my life ever since. Whenever trials and sorrows have come, and I have had many of them, the thought of that beautiful spiritual uplift that came to me then, has helped me not to submit to discouragement, as there is no such thought in God's kingdom. I have made many mistakes humanly, and I know that my only safeguard is to live close to God.

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Testimony of Healing
When a young child I was healed through Christian Science...
December 3, 1927

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