I should like to express my deepest gratitude for the...

I should like to express my deepest gratitude for the beautiful protection which Christian Science affords, and for the wonderful knowledge it gives of God's ever-presence and power. The availability of God's power to rescue men from conditions in which no human help is at hand was proved by my son in the hurricane of September 2, 1935, which swept the Florida Keys.

My son was at Lower Matecumbe, which was about the center of the hurricane area. Within a radius of ten miles, practically every building was blown or washed away, and more than six hundred people (approximately three fourths of the population) lost their lives.

Weather reports predicted that the hurricane would reach the Matecumbe section around midnight of September 2, and my son planned to close his business and leave for Miami well before that time. His wife and children were already in Miami with me, and we were confident that he would leave in time to escape the storm. At five o'clock in the afternoon I began to feel that my son was in danger; that I must work for him. I tried to continue with the preparing of dinner, but the urge to work for him became stronger and stronger, until it seemed that I must be alone with God, and I withdrew from the family at a quarter to six. My first thought was, Oh, if my son were only here! But then I knew that God was there, the same as here. Next I thought, Oh, if I, his mother, were only there to direct him! Immediately, I realized that God was his Father-Mother, and that He could direct him far better than I. I knew that God's presence and power could protect him under any condition, no matter how severe it might seem to mortal sense. Almost immediately my fear lifted, and I returned to my household duties. Afterward I found that the hurricane had struck at just the time that I felt the urge to work for my son.

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Testimony of Healing
Some twelve years ago I heard of Christian Science for...
October 30, 1937

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