I did not come to Christian Science for physical healing,...

I did not come to Christian Science for physical healing, but in search of the God of love. For a number of years I had tried to live patiently under a law that medical science had laid upon me. After the birth of our child complications resulted that necessitated my remaining off my feet for a week or so at a time, and I rebelled. The best physicians in our city agreed that an operation might help, but that if it did not I would be in a worse condition than before.

This went on for four years, or until I began to study Christian Science. I had not reached the point of asking for help-my longing being to find God—when one of these attacks came upon me; and it was the worst attack I had experienced. It was so severe that I was only semiconscious all day; and when evening came there was a strong desire to take medicine to ease the pain. I went to the medicine chest intending to take the medicine, but, instead, poured it down a drain. I remember being able to say, "I am going to leave this to God." After going to bed I went to sleep, and in the morning awoke well. This was my first healing, and it stands out clearly. In the years that have passed I have found so many women trying, as I did, to bear up under this disability and thinking that there is no help or hope of relief, that it is with the desire to reach them I cite this healing.

I should like at this time also to express my gratitude for The Christian Science Board of Lectureship, as it is one of the channels through which the healing truth is given to those yearning for an understanding of God. Frequently at the Wednesday evening testimony meetings we hear of healings that have taken place while at lectures on Christian Science. I should like, further, to relate a healing I recently experienced while reading a lecture. A tooth started to ache quite severely. I did my work as we are taught to do in Christian Science, but the ache still seemed very real. I then thought on what our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, had intended the lectures to accomplish: among other things, they were to enable those listening to gain a clearer understanding of Christian Science and what it is doing for mankind, and to point out that it is the healing truth as taught by Jesus and revealed to us again in this age by Mrs. Eddy. While I was thus pondering, the toothache vanished.

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Testimony of Healing
For the protecting power of Christian Science during...
January 12, 1929

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