It was in the way of Christ's appointing that I was led...

It was in the way of Christ's appointing that I was led to the study of Christian Science. Two Christian Scientists, who lived in our home a few months during the World War, let their light so shine that we saw their good works and were so attracted by the loveliness of that which inspired them that we wanted to know what it was and whence it came.

The first healing in our home was of our eight-year-old boy, whom measles had left with a persistent racking cough. The physician who had attended him said there was no remedy, that the cough would have to wear itself out. For two days and nights the child was shaken with incessant spasms. Then a Christian Science practitioner was called, one treatment was given, and the healing came. He slept quietly and the next day was dressed and out playing in the sunshine. Some time after this I procured a Christian Science Quarterly and began faithfully to study the Lesson-Sermons.

A year later we were visiting by a beautiful lake in the woods, far from anyone who knew anything of Christian Science. But here the words of Ezekiel were beautifully fulfilled: "Although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come." Behind the boy's ear a gland had swollen to the size of a hen's egg. Accompanying this were the same terrifying symptoms that had appeared when, at the age of three, he had been operated upon for a similar condition, and had worn a drain in his neck for weeks. Those about us were fearful and skeptical. Dismay seized me, for there was no one to call upon for help. Then came the thought, Christian Science is here! After putting the boy to bed I went out alone to pray, to strive to enter into "the secret place," the healing consciousness of man's perfection as the child of God. Gently and clearly came the realization that all God's universe, including man, is held in the eternal law of immutable harmony. The burden of fear dropped away. Fever left the child, and in the morning every trace of the error had vanished.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 27, 1936

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