I was supposed to have inherited anything but a rugged...

I was supposed to have inherited anything but a rugged constitution, and from early childhood labored to maintain a measure of health. As I grew to girlhood and womanhood the effort became greater. I was under the care of a physician and undergoing some form of treatment most of the time. It was necessary for me to earn my living, and for many years the problem seemed to be one of earning enough to pay for necessary care so as to keep up with the physical requirements of my work. I recall several kind offers of friends to interest me in Christian Science; and at one time a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy was lent to me. But it remained untouched on a shelf for a year, proving that the soil must first be made ready for the seed. At last a time arrived when all forms of medical treatment seemed to be of no avail. I was mentally and physically weary, and was willing to turn to Christian Science for, as I then thought, physical help only. That "man's extremity is God's opportunity" was quickly proved true in my case.

I had been ill with an attack of pleurisy for several days when, through the interest of a friend, a Christian Science practitioner was called. That night I slept well, and awoke with a sense of great peace of mind and bodily relief. I had the wonderful thought that at last I had found that which would help me. I do not know just when, but sometime within the next two or three days I realized that the pleurisy had left me. I bought a new Bible, a copy of Science and Health, and a Christian Science Hymnal, and gladly set to work to do what was required of me. I had faith that all would be well with me; but understanding came little by little, and only with the overcoming daily of the false beliefs that had so long held me in bondage. Not once since taking the first step have I doubted the efficacy of the healing power of Truth. I look back with gratitude upon this pilgrimage from sickness to health; nor shall I cease to be grateful for the patient, loving help and guidance that I received. I had been troubled for years with a serious condition of my back. I had gone to many physicians, but the trouble could not be overcome. I was at last sent to an eminent specialist in Boston. I was X-rayed and examined for two or three days. My back was put in a brace, which I wore for many months. This trouble and attendant nervous disorders were entirely obliterated by Christian Science treatment. I was cured in a month of constipation of over twenty years' standing; also of chronic indigestion. I had worn glasses constantly for nine years when, about two weeks after beginning Christian Science treatment, they bothered me one evening while I was reading. I took them off and put them in a drawer, and have never put them on again or felt the need of them. These healings took place over eleven years ago, and none of the ailments have ever appeared. It was quickly brought to my consciousness that I had found something even greater than physical relief—an understanding of God such as I had never known before. I found that He is a God of love, who does not know anything about our ills, who does not send them to us, and who is able to lift us out of all seeming discord and bring to us only that which is good. To the extent that I have kept my thought clear and held to this concept of God, have I had His goodness demonstrated in my life.—(Mrs.) Edith Baird Robinson, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to testify to the healing power of Christian Science
March 2, 1929

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