I should like to tell of a healing which I experienced...

I should like to tell of a healing which I experienced through Christian Science treatment, while I was staying at The Christian Science Benevolent Association Sanatorium in Boston.

The condition might have been diagnosed from the medical point of view as a severe case of grippe. One night the need for immediate relief from congestion was imperative in order that I might continue to breathe. It occurred to me that under medical care mechanical means of clearing the lungs and aiding breathing probably would have been used. But from the training that I had had in Christian Science since childhood I knew that the truth about man as governed by God, when understood and accepted in my consciousness, could dispel false beliefs of sickness which God, good, had never imposed; and I saw in this crisis the opportunity of placing my reliance on the teachings of Christian Science more radically than ever before.

As I reached out earnestly in prayer, these words of Jesus at the hour of his betrayal came to me: "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?" Angels, as defined in part by Mrs. Eddy (Science and Health, p. 581),are "God's thoughts passing to man," and I felt reassured that the specific life-liberating message of Truth that I needed would be revealed to me. At this point the account of the transfiguration given in the Bible came to my thought, wherein it is related that Jesus talked with Moses. It became vividly real to me that Moses, who had passed from human sight many hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, was still in existence at the time he was seen by the disciples with Jesus. To me this brought a great spiritual illumination, and positive conviction that life is eternal. The words, "Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead," indicate that this experience was to Jesus himself a demonstration of life eternal.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science found me in the darkest hour of...
May 4, 1935

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