Never will I cease to be grateful that Christian Science...

Never will I cease to be grateful that Christian Science came to our home when I was a very small child; so young, in fact, that I can scarcely remember anything else.

Attributing all power to God, as Christian Science teaches us to do, has enabled me to see in my own case inflammatory rheumatism disappear. It has healed me of smallpox, and established peace and health; it has enabled me to demonstrate God's will in a condition which the world's will would say only surgery could correct; it has cleared up a trying skin disease, and many other ills, too numerous to mention. A broken ankle was healed in about ten days without any material aid whatsoever. For these experiences I am more than grateful, but the spiritual inspiration that comes in the hour of need seems to fill my thought with even greater joy.

Some years ago I was struggling with what seemed a very severe cold. I was mentally full of self-pity, and quite miserable physically. I was in a room where our Leader's works were sold, and as I felt impelled to look upward my eyes encountered a small card bearing these words: "No objectionable pictures shall be exhibited in the rooms where the Christian Science textbook is published or sold" (Church Manual, p. 81). Instantly the thought came: What are you doing? Are you not displaying an "objectionable" picture where the textbook is sold? Either the picture must go, or you—which shall it be? Then I knew that God does not know or sustain such evil. Some time was spent in thinking on these things, and the misery and self-pity faded from thought, and finally the cold itself. I was most grateful for this experience, as its spiritual illumination brought a higher and more practical sense of the spiritual interpretation of the By-Laws of the Church Manual and their application to everyday affairs.

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Testimony of Healing
With a heart full of gratitude for blessings received in...
October 6, 1928

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