It has been over three years since my healing in Christian Science

It has been over three years since my healing in Christian Science. The doctor who was then treating me, after an examination, called my husband into his private office and told him that I had Bright's disease and was in a very serious condition; that I should have to go on a strictly milk diet and remain in bed. After taking his treatment for several weeks and beginning to grow worse, we moved to town, forty miles away, so that I could have better attention. I changed doctors and took electric treatments for two months without any improvement. The doctor advised that I should have to be treated for at least a year. I gave up hope of living, and was greatly worried over the thought of death and leaving my two baby girls, all of which seemed unbearable. We soon spent all our money and I returned home to await death. The doctor told us that if we discontinued his treatment I should not live more than six months.

I had heard of Christian Science, but because of lack of understanding I had been critical of it, and of those who had tried to interest me in it. But realizing that the doctors could do nothing for me, and my left side now becoming paralyzed, I decided as a last resort to try it. I wrote to the nearest Christian Science Reading Room for advice. The librarian wrote me an encouraging letter and gave my letter to a practitioner, who began absent treatment and promptly wrote me very encouragingly, and calmly assured me of my forthcoming healing. I was told of my relationship to God, of His care for all of His children, and that because I was God's perfect child I need not fear. God's presence and nearness were compared to the light by which we see and the air we breathe. Reading this letter seemed to open my understanding, and my consciousness was flooded with the light of Truth. I was instantly healed of Bright's disease, paralysis, nervousness, and other inharmonious bodily conditions. They have never returned. My appetite came back, and I could eat what I wished without fear. The following week I did the regular family washing.

Words cannot express my gratitude to God, to our revered Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and to the faithful practitioner for my beautiful healing. How wonderful it is to experience the dawning of the light of Christian Science upon a darkened consciousness without any hope in the world! I feel as though I had stepped out of a long confinement of darkness into radiant sunshine.

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Signs of the Times
May 28, 1932

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