I have had many healings in Christian Science, and one...

I have had many healings in Christian Science, and one I wish to share with those interested in what Christian Science is doing in the way of healing the sick.

In the latter part of December, 1927, I was grubbing up some virgin stump-infested land on our farm for I began to feel a pain my back between the shoulders. I did not give it much attention, thinking it would soon pass away. It kept on increasing, however, until suddenly I felt something snap between my shoulders and I was unable to do any more work of any kind, however much I tried. I began at once to know the truth as we are taught in Christian Science, but as I did not seem to get any results I telephoned to a practitioner in San Francisco, sixty-five miles away.

At that time I was unable to undress or dress myself, and could not lie down, turn, or get out of bed without help; and such moves were accompanied with severe pain. For a couple of days was almost entirely paralyzed in my arms, and could barely lift a spoon to my mouth. I asked my wife to write to the practitioner of this. On the third day I began to improve. Then a thought came to me from the seventeenth chapter of Acts that as "we live, and move, and have our being" in GOd, the only move I could really make was to reflect GOd, good, and that could not hurt; also, the thought from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 384), "GOd never punishes man for doing right for honest labor, or for deeds of kindness, though they expose him to fatigue, cold, heat, contagion." These truths, held to whenever I felt inclined to move, soon enabled me to move without pain; and my improvement was so rapid that in five days from the time I felt the snap in my back I was able to crank my machine, load on several hundred-pound sacks of potatoes, and deliver them to customers.

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