I have been a student of Christian Science for many...

I have been a student of Christian Science for many years, and am more grateful than I can say for the blessings it has brought into my life. Through an experience I had several years ago, I learned many valuable lessons, and I should like to share them with others.

As the result of poisoning, I was rendered unconscious and remained in this condition for six weeks. During this time, though I appeared unconscious to those about me, I was very conscious of God's presence and was trusting Him to help me solve the problems that confronted me in the strange vale through which I seemed to be traveling.

One morning, when chances for my recovery seemed very slight, the nurse heard me murmur faintly, "I know that my redeemer liveth." The mesmerism had been broken, and within two days I had fully regained consciousness. The problem had, however, been only partially solved, for when I attempted to move, it became apparent that I was paralyzed, my head being the only member over which I had any control. The practitioner was most loving and faithful, but for some reason I was not receptive to the truth, and for some weeks this condition persisted without any signs of improvement. Then, on another morning, as the week's Lesson-Sermon from the Christian Science Quarterly was being read to me, the following lines from the Bible arrested my attention: "Thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise." It suddenly became clear to me that the walls of the room which had become so confining, and the wrong thinking and suffering which seemed so real to me, might be looked upon as providing opportunities to learn more of God and to prove His omnipotent care; and the way to accomplish this—the gate—was praise, gratitude!

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Testimony of Healing
I am grateful that when in need, I was able to prove the...
May 6, 1939

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