For several years I have been interested in Christian Science...

For several years I have been interested in Christian Science and have had many healings, but a healing which I had some time ago seemed to me more wonderful than any other I had experienced. I shall always remember with gratitude the love that was reflected towards me by the patient and faithful practitioner, and the wonderful knowledge of God's power to heal that was revealed to me.

My son had eruptions on his face which caused me much anxiety. While conversing with someone about it he said, "It is probably the epidemic that is going around." After his reference to an epidemic I began to be filled with a great fear for both my son and myself. Like Job, the thing I greatly feared came upon me, for in a few days I became very ill with all the symptoms of the disease. I tried to apply the truth as taught in Christian Science, but my fear was so great that I grew worse instead of better. In the afternoon I asked for help from a practitioner and was greatly relieved, but the eruption kept coming. I telephoned again to the practitioner, who asked me to read the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. I told her that I had tried to do so, but could not sit up long enough; and she said, "Try again." I did try, and while reading I began to feel much better; the swelling went down, and the sores began to heal. I was able to do my work without suffering, and was very grateful. I awoke one morning a few days later with the eruption still in evidence; but my fear had left me, for I knew that the healing work was going on. The loving, helpful words of the practitioner, and the help I had received, lifted my thought so that in a few hours much healing had occurred; and all was healed a little later.

I cannot express in words my gratitude for this healing; and I am also grateful to the practitioner who has helped me through many hard places. I am thankful to God, beyond words to express, for the healing truth, and to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy.—(Mrs.) Emily M. Clark, Dover, New Hampshire.

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May 12, 1928

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