When one can be lifted from an overwhelming sense of...

When one can be lifted from an overwhelming sense of burden, physical and mental, right in the midst of such seeming stress that there is neither time nor human inclination to sit down and study, one's heart goes out in humble and profound gratitude to all who have helped to make this demonstration possible.

Christian Science has always met my every need. What children's ailments we had I scarcely remember, for we were truly not conscious of sickness. But it is only since I have been away from the shelter of my childhood home that I have begun to realize what it means to have "named the name of Christ" (Miscellaneous Writings, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 19), and particularly since having experiences with children of our own. Before, there were few needs for which to go to a practitioner for help; but since the endeavor which was necessary in trying to understand the right concepts of home and parenthood, with all of their attendant human relationships, I have learned such gratitude as I can never adequately express for Christian Science practitioners. Measles, whooping cough, croup, birth—through all of these experiences in the home, which are part of the belief of life in matter, the "everlasting arms" have been beneath us consciously; and though at times the physical healing has seemed slow, there has always resulted such spiritual growth from the study we have been forced to do, that there is no room for discouragement.

In a recent epidemic of whooping cough both children seemed very ill. For a few nights it seemed rather terrible. The children, however, were serene and happy through it all, and each lost only one meal, despite the violent paroxysms of coughing. The health officer did not put up a sign, because he did not come for three days after it was reported; and by that time it was so much less violent and the cough so infrequent that he said it could not be whooping cough, as "there is no known check once it is started." I shall never cease to be grateful for the help I had at the beginning of this attack, which enabled me to do better and clearer thinking than ever before and which has kept me, and consequently the children, more truly awake ever since.

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Testimony of Healing
A physician once made the statement that I was predisposed...
February 25, 1928

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