Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for Christian Science

Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for Christian Science. It came to me at a time when all earthly hope had fled. The physicians had told me that if I should get well, which was doubtful, I would never be able to walk again. In this seemingly hopeless state, I lay and pondered the meaning of life and God.

I could not understand why this should have happened to me. I had been a member of an orthodox church since I was twelve years old and had tried, as nearly as I knew how, to lead a Christian life. I taught in the Sunday school for many years, but there was much in the Scriptures that I could not accept. For instance, I was never able to explain to my class why God hardened Pharaoh's heart. If God hardened Pharaoh's heart, how could Pharaoh be responsible for his wicked deeds? Who was man, to pit himself against the wishes of the Almighty?

Following several years' strenuous work in a state-wide activity, I became, to material sense, very ill. My trouble was diagnosed as a tumor, and a major operation was performed. I recovered from the operation, but the trouble which had been originally diagnosed persisted. X-ray pictures were taken which revealed a fractured pelvis bone. Another operation was performed, infection set in, and again I underwent an operation. The infection continued to spread and other operations were performed. There were also evidences of a fistula, and several places on my hip had opened and were draining. Morphine had been administered constantly for many months, until I was unable to be without it. Everything had been done for me that human love and medical science could do—loving care, medicine, surgery, X ray, lamps, masseurs—there was nothing left to turn to but God!

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Testimony of Healing
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