For years I had worn glasses, and my eyes kept getting...

For years I had worn glasses, and my eyes kept getting worse until I was finally told by two optometrists that I would have to go to a specialist. I had been reading some of the Christian Science literature, so decided to see a practitioner and ask for a treatment. About three days later I realized that I was completely healed: all twitching of the eyes had ceased, and my sight was clear. This healing occurred over fourteen years ago. I have never needed glasses since, and have done a great deal of reading by artificial light.

If the teachings of Christian Science, revealing God as a God of love, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, had never done anything else than destroy the fear of staying alone, I would still be grateful for it; for only those who have experienced this fear can realize what freedom from it means. While reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy the first time, I was cured of chronic constipation, and very soon after this all medicines were thrown away. During an influenza epidemic one night my little girl seemed to manifest all the symptoms of the ailment. I kept trying to realize that her real spiritual self was God's perfect idea. The next morning it was necessary for me to be away at work for a few hours; and when I came home she was sitting up in bed singing our Leader's hymn, "Shepherd, show me how to go" (Poems, p. 14). The fever was entirely gone, and she attended school the next day. I am very grateful for the Christian Science Sunday Schools where the little ones may learn the truth about God and to love the words of the hymns written by our dear Leader.

At another time this same child fell from a roof striking her forehead on a cement walk. I picked her up and brought her into the house, declaring over and over again that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation" (Science and Health, p. 468), and that matter cannot manifest anything. The difficulty was met and she stopped crying so quickly that the neighbors wondered what had happened. There have been many other physical healings, of severe burns, measles, whooping cough, colds, accidents, and so forth; but these physical healings cannot compare with the spiritual understanding of the Bible which I am gaining.

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Testimony of Healing
I did not take up Christian Science to be healed of...
November 2, 1929

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