In 1911 I was led to attend the Christian Science services,...

In 1911 I was led to attend the Christian Science services, because my husband had been attending them for about one year and seemed much interested and benefited thereby. It became very evident to me that I should investigate this Science, for I felt that a divided thought was not conducive to unity in one's home. I decided to go to the Christian Science church for one year, to see if its Christian teaching was as good as that to which I was accustomed. The fact that I was a member of a Presbyterian church had not prevented me from listening to various preachers who, I thought, might know more about God, or expound the Scriptures more rationally.

I found much in this Science with which I quarreled mentally, and much with which my reason agreed. I had many reservations, but one by one they dropped away.

We had a little daughter, at that time five years old, who, while I was investigating this religion, attended the Sunday school during the church services. Within two weeks after she began to attend, this child, who had never had a natural bowel movement since birth, came home from Sunday school and, on being offered the usual medicine, said, "Oh, no, mother, God is taking care of me now." With a spoon in one hand, and the medicine bottle in the other, I stood for a long moment. The gravity, as I thought, of the situation flooded my terrified thought. But, I argued with myself, I cannot shake a little child's faith in God. Reluctantly I put the medicine away, saying, "Very well, you may have it if you need it." The child's faith and trust had won the day. I never gave her any medicine from that hour; she was healed. From that time to this I have not used medicine myself.

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Testimony of Healing
Profound happiness and gratitude prompt me to submit...
December 25, 1937

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