I wish to express my gratitude for all that I have learned...

I wish to express my gratitude for all that I have learned through the study of the Bible and Christian Science. It was through the study of the Bible that I became interested in Christian Science, and through Christian Science that I gained a better understanding of the Bible.

Twenty-one years ago I was taken seriously ill with acute inflammatory rheumatism. A friend recommended Christian Science so that I might sleep, which I had not been able to do for some time. I sent for a practitioner and had one treatment, but gained no relief. The next day I was taken to the hospital. After four weeks there, with the usual attention and medicine, I realized that I was growing rapidly worse, and becoming more helpless every day. I could use only one hand, and had to be lifted. Realizing the uselessness of taking medicine any longer, I asked for a Bible, and a New Testament was given me. I had been brought up with little religious training except what one gains in a so-called orthodox Sunday school, and the Bible was unfamiliar to me. Having seen a great deal of sickness in our family, and having myself received no benefit from the use of medicine and hospital treatment, I determined to read this book until I was healed, or passed on. I began with the Gospel of Matthew, and was convinced through the teachings of Christ Jesus that God did not make me ill, and that Jesus did not use medicine; but I did not know how to apply his teachings to my own case. I am convinced now that the Mind which governs the universe impelled me to look farther, for I turned the pages until I came to the epistle of James, where it says, "The prayer of faith shall save the sick." Then I thought of what I had read in Matthew, "Thy faith hath made thee whole," and, "According to your faith be it unto you." I prayed as best I knew how, and then proceeded to put my faith into practice. With this came a sense of joy and hope, and the assurance that God had shown me the way. I then called my nurse and asked her to dress me, which she did; and long before the afternoon was over I had walked up and down my room and the corridors of the hospital, and had overcome all that goes to make up so-called rheumatism, except weakness. I should like to say here that I had been sick in bed for nine weeks, and the morning that I made this demonstration my physician, who was very well known in Chicago, had told my sister that my case was hopeless.

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