I shall never forget my first healing in Christian Science

I shall never forget my first healing in Christian Science. After suffering periodically for nearly ten years with what doctors pronounced complete exhaustion of the nervous system, I was about ready for an insane asylum. Then Christian Science was brought to me by a cousin who had experienced a healing. At the time I had Christian Science help I had never read a line in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. Before leaving my bedside the practitioner told me that in a few days I would receive a letter from her. Naturally, I looked forward to that letter with great joy; but when I read it a great sense of disappointment or bewilderment swept over me, because I could see neither sense nor nonsense in it. The letter contained a quotation from Science and Health (p. 1) which read, "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds." That sentence was indeed a stumblingblock to me at that time; for little did I know how to speak or understand the new tongue. Now I can rejoice in a measure with Isaiah that "the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined."

The above healing occurred in the latter part of the year 1906. Since that time I have had very many proofs of the healing power of Truth and Love, namely, the healing of colds, nauseated stomach, severe neuralgic pains in the head, malignant erysipelas, dislocated hip, ill-tempered disposition, and many minor ailments.

I also desire to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the many, many blessings that are mine to enjoy right now; therefore, I should like to relate an experience which was a most complete demonstration in overcoming fear. My cousin and I were invited to spend a Sunday with my aunt, who lived in the country. In order to reach our destination we were obliged to make connections at a certain place; but upon arriving at this place we found that our train had gone. As the day was Sunday, there were only a few trains, so we decided to walk on the railroad track for a distance of about two miles. After we had walked a mile we came to a long, high trestle over a deep ravine. As I stood there, facing what seemed to me a mountain of fear, error whispered, "This trestle work appears miles high from the road; you cannot possibly look up, and looking down seems like death—suppose you try the road!" Going down a very steep embankment, we went a short distance to the right, then to the left, but neither way brought us anywhere. Climbing up the embankment, I faced the obstacle again. "Now," I said to my cousin, "it remains with me to make my demonstration to cross this trestle, because my aunt is expecting us and it is right to go on." By declaring the truth of the ever-presence of the all-wise, loving Father, and leaning on the sustaining power of infinite Love, I arrived at a point about halfway over. Then these words from Romans came very forcibly to me: "I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Needless to say, I walked the rest of the distance freely and joyously. Words alone can never express my gratitude for that perfect trust in God. Later on, I had occasion to cross that very same trestle work again, and helped others over.

Testimony of Healing
About eighteen years ago Christian Science was first...
May 9, 1931

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