While studying the Lesson-Sermon for Thanksgiving Day...

While studying the Lesson-Sermon for Thanksgiving Day I awakened to the fact that if I were really grateful for the understanding of God, as taught in Christian Science, also for the many blessings in my life as the result of the application of this blessed truth, I would give my testimony to the field. I am hoping that some hungering heart may be blessed by learning of my experiences, and rise in consciousness to the realization of his her at-one-ment with God.

It seemed to require many trials and months of suffering before I could surrender the human to the divine, notwithstanding the fact that there had been a beautiful healing of our little daughter and I had read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The test came one morning when I awakened and found I was unable to use one hand and arm, and could not move either leg. A physician pronounced it a stroke of paralysis. Instead of my finding relief through his services, there arose serious stomach and bowel trouble, together with a so-called incurable rectal trouble. As the suffering was intense, morphine was prescribed. Other physicians were called in counsel, and after many months of suffering it was thought best to take me to Chicago, as there did not seem to be any permanent relief for me through the ministrations of the physicians of Minneapolis, where we were living at this time.

An eminent surgeon of the Northwest was called, and he said a serious growth had developed and must be removed at once. It was decided to leave immediately for Chicago, although a journey did not seem possible; but with the loving care of a nurse, my mother, and my husband, we reached Chicago—only to hear that the surgeon who was called had nothing encouraging to offer. After careful examination he said, "Nothing can be done; there is not vitality to resist the anæsthetic; she may live a week, possibly two."

Testimony of Healing
Through the study of Christian Science and the understanding...
July 9, 1927

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