My gratitude for Christian Science increases as my study...

My gratitude for Christian Science increases as my study of this subject unfolds more of the beauty and grandeur of its operation.

In the last fifteen years it has been my privilege to experience many healings. Some have been of so-called incurable troubles and others of minor ills. After I had been confined to my bed for seven months and was reduced to seventy-five pounds in weight, erysipelas appeared; also the physicians had declared I could not be a mother again, and live. A neighbor aroused me by telling me that the truths contained in the textbook of Christian Science, which I had been reading, together with the help of a practitioner, would bring about my recovery. I gladly accepted this help and the result was a beautiful healing of erysipelas within a few days; and a natural, normal, and painless childbirth followed in regular order. Another time, three months prior to childbirth, I passed through the experience called smallpox. This was so marked a healing, as the result of relying wholly upon Christian Science, that the members of the city health department became very much concerned and followed the case closely. On the day of release from quarantine, the officer said he had never known such a case to recover.

As a young girl I had seen the unhappiness caused by jealousy, where there was no cause. Christian Science uncovered in my thought a great fear that I might have inherited this same tendency. But it also taught me an exact rule whereby I might master the fear and replace it with trust and love. This experience taught me how to apply Mrs. Eddy's statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 392): "Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously."

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Testimony of Healing
Twenty years ago I was an active, happy worker in a...
January 18, 1936

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