[Original testimony in German]

With a thankful heart I wish to relate a wonderful...

With a thankful heart I wish to relate a wonderful healing which I witnessed through the ministry of Christian Science.

Four years ago my married daughter became very ill. At that time I had known of Christian Science for only a year, but had already experienced its beneficent and healing power. In time of health I had brought this glorious truth to my daughter's attention, but she turned away from it. At the outset of a bad case of influenza, however, she wished to have help in Christian Science, which rejoiced me very much. After three or four days the disease was so aggravated that she had her husband call me in the middle of the night. She began to sink into a semiconscious condition, and the next morning was quite delirious. Since I had let in some fear, I asked a practitioner for help for my daughter. We asked the patient, in a lucid interval, if she wished to have a doctor, but she refused. However, in order to find out what he would say ailed my daughter, we called one; but he seemed unable to diagnose the type of disease, and said to wait and see how the delirious condition developed. He said he would come back the next day, but I declined his further attendance with the remark that we would call him if we wished him to come. We were relying only on divine Love.

On Sunday, after my daughter had been in bed about six days, she grew clearer; on Monday a bad swelling appeared in the left cheek. When the practitioner came to see us again on Wednesday, the swelling was very great. The practitioner supported me with the statement that God is All-in-all and ever present. After the Wednesday evening meeting the practitioner came back to us and remained with my daughter through the night. After she had been there about an hour the practitioner called me. Quite fearlessly I stepped to the bed and heard the words, "Mother, I must die!" At first I felt as if each moment would be the last; but then I realized the omnipotence of our Father-Mother God, and in faith I grasped His strong, loving hand and knew that He alone maintained the life of my child. A feeling of security came over me, and I could rejoice. I exhorted my daughter to believe and to say, "God is here, and He is my life." She repeated these words slowly. Toward morning we had come to see that Love overcomes the fear of death. A fortnight after the inception of the disease pus came out of the left ear. Some days later an opening came behind the ear and the pus discharged in quite a natural way. For this proof of the healing power of Truth I am very grateful.

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June 11, 1932

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