Four years ago I was suffering from arthritis, a severe...

Four years ago I was suffering from arthritis, a severe form of rheumatism. My condition was serious and steadily had been growing worse for many months, in spite of the fact that I had tried all kinds of medical treatment and had spent much time and money in going through some of the best-known medical clinics of the world. They could offer no promise of help, and sent me back home with the thought that I might never recover and should probably grow worse. I was completely helpless by then, could not move without aid, and suffered great pain most of the time. Here it was, when the way looked the darkest and there seemed no place to turn for help, that I heard the "still small voice" of Truth and I asked my wife, a student of Christian Science, to call a practitioner and see if he could help me.

A practitioner was called and treatments and the study of that wonderful textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, were begun. As the first glimpses of light began to filter in through the dark shadows of mortal fear, a feeling of calm came and the fear began to leave, but the physical condition seemed worse. Many discouraging days passed, but they were blessings in disguise, as I had to study harder and gain a new foothold in conquering each trial.

I soon discovered that up to this time I had been trying to get rid of something which seemed real, and to heal a mortal body. When I began to learn the nothingness of error and to see glimpses of the perfect man in the image of God, spiritual and eternal, the healing began to take place. About that time, a wonderful thing occurred. I had worn glasses for many years, and every time that I had my eyes checked the prescription was made stronger. I had accepted the belief that I could not read or get along without them. Of course, during my studies in Science, I read almost all the time. One morning, while studying the Lesson-Sermon in the Quarterly, I noticed that I did not have my glasses on and asked my wife for them. I was greatly surprised when she smilingly told me that I had not had them on for over a week and had not even known it. I had been completely healed of the need of glasses, and I have never put them on since. My gratitude for this wonderful manifestation of divine Truth and Love in overcoming material laws was very great, and it was the last step before the complete healing of arthritis. Since that time I have enjoyed better health than ever before and have had no aftereffects from that disease.

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Testimony of Healing
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