In our family healings through Christian Science have...

In our family healings through Christian Science have been many and varied, some of which were of sprains, heart trouble, smallpox, measles, broken bones, hemorrhoids, tuberculosis, impetigo, acute appendicitis, influenza, and painless childbirth.

Over three years ago, when we were living on a ranch without telephone or daily conveyance, a healing that occurred through the small understanding I possessed gave me more trust in the power of good. I was using an electric washing machine, the eldest boy helping me, when a small son screamed. He had caught his arm past the elbow in the wringer. Both bones above the wrist were fractured and pushed against the skin. I was so shocked for an instant I could not think, until the eldest son said, "Mother, shall I run for help?" Instantly I realized my duty and answered: "No! the only help we can need or have is here and now and always present! We do know the inseparability of God and His idea, man, and your part is to help declare this truth." I continued to voice the truth aloud, gathering the child into my arms, and almost instantly all was quiet and the crying had ceased. I did not look at the arm again, and in a few moments put the child down and continued my washing, rejoicing, without any sense of anxiety or burden. When my husband returned that evening we related the incident, and upon examining the arm we found the bones had set perfectly. The arm has never caused the child any difficulty and is normal.

Perhaps the most outstanding healing we have had was that of a six-year-old daughter of pulmonary tuberculosis when she was so ill that passing on seemed at hand. At this stage, with the loving help of a practitioner, we stood firm for the truth of man's being, knowing that radical reliance on the truth would make the healing possible. This verse in Ephesians was our rock: "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." This we did, and as our confidence in God, good, grew, the child strengthened. The healing was complete and the child is normal and active in home and school work. At another time a child was healed of fruit poisoning.

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Testimony of Healing
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July 28, 1934

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