Having proved, as have countless others, that, truly...

Having proved, as have countless others, that, truly, "man's extremity is God's opportunity," I have a great desire to give expression in some measure to gratitude for those experiences which unfolded to me the healing and redemptive influence of Christian Science. It was in the late spring of 1918, during extreme weather conditions, that I caught a cold so severe and acute that it rapidly passed material means of help. I had never before had my confidence shaken in material methods of healing, educated as I had been to believe that God had placed medicine among His gifts to man through a so-called science. Therefore every material remedy for such a condition was diligently made use of—but proved to be of no avail. The condition speedily grew so severe that there seemed only one thing before me. This very thought of separation from our two little children caused a mental anguish that far exceeded the physical suffering.

At this point, realizing my despair, a dear neighbor and student of Christian Science lovingly placed before my thought so confident an assurance of healing from God through the Christian Science understanding of Him who is ever present Life that I was gladly directed to a practitioner. The help manifested itself at once. I shall never forget the sweet sense of peace and comfort which came to me through her gentle, loving declarations of Truth, which were as a new language to me. Fear and inflammation had been destroyed through spiritual regeneration, and this so uplifted me that I walked home in a new atmosphere. This healing was no doubt instantaneous, although it was three days before all signs of physical error disappeared.

In obedience to the practitioner's request, study was taken up in the Bible and the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, as soon as I arrived home; and to my great joy I found I had been reading all of the late afternoon and far into the night without glasses,—a thing impossible heretofore,—so absorbed had I been. The Bible had become a new book to me, its promises the same yesterday, to-day, and forever, and applicable to my every need. Glasses have been discarded from that day, although two specialists had told us I could never do without especially made lenses. Other ills of long standing, such as chronic sick headaches, biliousness, chronic constipation, rupture, together with an organic condition which doctors had assured us demanded an operation and had said would steadily grow worse unless attended to by surgery—all these conditions disappeared with this first marvelous gleam of Truth. In the years that have followed there have been descents into the valley and also journeys through the wilderness, as well as further mounts of vision; and through it all, divine Love and Christian Science have been my dependable guide and deliverer.

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Testimony of Healing
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August 24, 1929

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