In Science and Health our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy...

In Science and Health our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, tells us (p. 254), "If you launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth, you will encounter storms." After the healing of a so-called incurable disease I was lifted to spiritual heights, where I felt it would be impossible to encounter storms, but many times I have been grateful for the statement just quoted. My testimony concerning this first healing appeared in The Christian Science Journal some years ago.

Fear of physical disease was swept away at that time, but one difficulty still seemed very real to me. It would appear and reappear all through the years, always seeming to be more real at each appearance. I had been surrounded with home and plenty, but this error finally brought on financial difficulties, and eventually I was reduced to poverty. During this time, however, there were many helpful experiences through my work and that of others. One day, when everything seemed to close in about me, I cried out to God in my helplessness. I knew that I had missed the way and prayed to be shown what to do. Then I saw that I had limited God to two channels through which my supply should come, when He was infinite, and that I had made another's problem my own. I became uplifted, free, and happy. In a few days a large note was met in a most unexpected manner, and shortly after this I was led into an abode of plenty. But I was still clinging to error, and was reluctant to take the human footsteps.

I was also slowly losing my hearing. For three months this continued, in spite of help lovingly given by practitioners. At this point I called on a very dear friend and practitioner for help, while I sought the truth with all my understanding concerning this problem. I visited the Christian Science Reading Room daily, and while reading one of the bound volumes I found an article which brought out the fact that Samuel did not hear God's voice until he went back "and lay down in his place." I left the Reading Room joyous and expectant. I knew that I had the key to the entire situation. On the following Monday the subject of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly was "Man," and while reading and studying it I saw that nothing had ever happened to spiritual man, and that I, as a child of God, had never been through these seeming trails. The following day I was called upon to take a journey of about seven hundred miles. Upon my arrival I found that I had been healed. Then I remembered that I had been hearing almost ever since I boarded the train. In a short time I took the necessary steps that led to complete freedom. The physical difficulty has never returned, and I say it with joy that there has been no financial lack.

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Testimony of Healing
Great gratitude is mine for the opportunity of giving the...
March 16, 1940

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