My first healing in Christian Science took place while I...

My first healing in Christian Science took place while I was away at college. After weeks of tormenting fear I suffered a complete nervous collapse. Convinced that the physicians could do nothing for me, and knowing that Christian Science had healed my mother two years previously, I called for help from a local practitioner. Her first visit gave me such a clear realization of the omnipresence of God, good, that the acute conditions were healed at once. The following day I was able to do as the practitioner had asked and attend all my classes, and later I walked over a mile to her home. While it was some months before the complete healing took place, I never lost the conviction which came to me at that time, that Christian Science could and would heal my bodily ills and at the same time answer those questions about the cause and cure of the world's woes that had troubled me for so long. In the years since then, this conviction has had ample corroboration in my own experience and in that of other members of my family.

One experience stands out. In the summer of 1925 I accompanied my brother's wife and her two children on a visit to her people in France. About three weeks before we were due to return home, she underwent an operation in a hospital. It was arranged that I should go there for a few days to keep her company.

While crossing the station platform after leaving the train, I was suddenly taken ill. Two thoughts came to me in the following words: first, "paralysis"; and, secondly, "Christian Science." This latter thought brought instant protection, for, although my right side was completely paralyzed and I had lost the power of speech, no harm befell me and loving aid was extended by strangers. At the end of five hours I was able to utter the address of the hospital where my sister-in-law was. There I was taken and loving nurses put me to bed. After a good night's sleep I awoke with full power of speech and enough strength in my arm to give the nurse a hearty handshake, much to her surprise. It was impossible for me to get in touch with a practitioner, but I had my Bible, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and a Christian Science Quarterly. With this help I was freed so quickly that by the end of a week I went on a shopping trip which involved a walk and a trolley ride.

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Testimony of Healing
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October 3, 1936

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