I first learned of Christian Science through the healing...

I first learned of Christian Science through the healing of my mother. I was very grateful for this healing, but did not take up the study of this Science till some time later. I then turned to it for help in time of great need, when two sons passed on; and I received much comfort. At this time an injured hip was healed, after doctors had said that it could be helped only by an operation. Again, false material law was reversed after a dentist told friends I could not recover from the effects of pyorrhea poisoning which had gone through my system.

One outstanding healing came after I had swallowed a pin which lodged in my throat. The fear and annoying sensation were overcome by my reading in Science and Health (p. 393): "Be firm in your understanding that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God's government. Have no fear that matter can ache, swell, and be inflamed as the result of a law of any kind." Three months later, while I was drinking some water, the pin appeared in my mouth.

When a brother passed on, grief and sorrow seemed to cling. I decided to wait patiently on God and continue to seek the truth. One day I received two messages; the first one was a request that I substitute as Second Reader at church the following Sunday; the second message told of the passing on of a beloved friend. Mortal mind argued that I could not read; but divine Mind is ever ready with help when we turn to it for guidance. I went to my room, and while I prayed for guidance the "still small voice" seemed to say, You are to demonstrate life, not death. And instantly I realized that "Life" was the subject of that week's Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly. I was beautifully comforted while reading from the desk the account of the raising of Lazarus. The realization came clearly that all is Life and there is no death.

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Signs of the Times
September 2, 1933

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