About twenty-four years ago Christian Science came into...

About twenty-four years ago Christian Science came into my life with its cheering message of healing for all human discord. Prior to this it had been offered to me, but I refused to investigate it, feeling that it was beneath my notice, and in my ignorance of the truth I classed it with mesmerism and hypnotism. All my life I had been a sufferer from various physical ailments, which became worse as I grew older. Several so-called healing methods had been tried in vain, and much of the time I was under the care of physicians, while never a day passed without the taking of medicine and drugs. This led up to a time when I was told that a major operation was necessary to prolong my life. This filled me with fear and discouragement, and I felt it would be better to die than to go through with such an operation. Then a Christian Science practitioner moved next door to us, and during a talk with her I was healed of inflammatory rheumatism. She explained to me how I had been healed, and a few days later I took my stand for Christian Science, discarding material remedies of every description. I was healed in one treatment of a bowel trouble which was supposed to be inherited and incurable, and for which I had taken medicine daily all my life. At the same time I was also healed of all desire to use medicine. This seemed to me "too good to be true." Soon after this I experienced an absolutely painless extraction of two teeth, both badly abscessed, and for this I was very thankful.

Through joyful gratitude and a desire to be obedient I began reading the Christian Science periodicals, also the Lesson-Sermons from the Christian Science Quarterly. For the first year I did not understand much of what I read from the textbook, but the testimonies were most cheering, and later the Bible became a new book to me. Then came a severe testing time. A physical disorder, which had come to me several times before, made its appearance. On these occasions I always was in fear of losing my life, and would quickly summon a doctor and nurse and spend many weeks in bed, followed by a slow convalescence. This time I called the practitioner who had worked for me before, and she lovingly assured me that there was nothing to fear, for God was my life. Then followed a month of a most remarkable experience, in which the truth, steadfastly declared, set aside material so-called laws and proved them absolutely powerless. There were healings at this time of a fibroid tumor and a severe hemorrhage. During this month only one day was spent in bed, and daily household tasks were regularly attended to. I did not miss a Sunday or Wednesday service, although the nearest church was fifteen miles away. Through this experience I gained absolute proof that God does the healing in Christian Science, also a clear sense of God as Life.

Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude for the many healings I...
June 30, 1934

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