My first healings in Christian Science convinced me that...

My first healings in Christian Science convinced me that it was indeed the Word of God. A lecture in a newspaper attracted my attention, and I borrowed Science and Health. After reading this book awhile I suddenly realized that I was free from insomnia, habitual fatigue, and a great fear of being alone. These healings meant much to me and always will. To the busy housewife it is indeed a boon to be free from such ailments.

Shortly afterwards my daughter received a notice from school that her tonsils must be taken out. I asked for help from a practitioner, and she told me not to fear the next examination. "They will find only normality there," she said. This was proved true. My daughter was examined twice afterwards in two schools, but I heard no more about the tonsils. One day my little son fell down a flight of stairs and hurt himself badly. He screamed with pain and could hardly move. That night he had to lie on his back, and whenever he tried to move he would scream again. Help was asked of a practitioner and lovingly given. The child improved greatly and was up and around on the third day. Then I noticed he walked with one shoulder drawn up and could not use one arm. The practitioner came out to see him, and the little boy started to show his toys to her. While he went back and forth for them she encouraged him to use his arm and it was wonderful to see him respond. The healing was complete that day. My elder son fell and struck his head on a concrete floor in his place of business. The X-ray, which the doctor insisted on taking, showed a slight fracture of the skull. In spite of the doctor's warning the case was put in the hands of a practitioner, and the boy was beautifully healed and experienced no aftereffects. I am deeply grateful for these consecrated workers who help us when fear for our loved ones sometimes seems to prevent us from knowing the healing truth.

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