"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift" is a...

"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift" is a statement from the Bible that expresses my heartfelt gratitude for the blessings received from Christian Science.

I have had many proofs of God's ever-present help in times of need. One proof of the healing power of Christian Science which was very outstanding to me, and for which I have never ceased to be grateful, was the healing my mother received when she was said to be suffering from the last stages of cancer. I was on duty in camp, not long after the end of the World War, when a telegram came to me stating that my mother was dangerously ill. I had not been studying Science long, and had to work hard, with the meager understanding I had, to overcome fear. I eventually saw a police message of verification, which stated that my mother had only a few hours to live, but the promise, "He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee," was a greater help to me. I traveled home singing hymns of thanksgiving, and with a peace in my heart which was not of the earth.

When I arrived home, I obtained the help of a Christian Science practitioner. I myself was healed of bowel trouble, and some weeks later my mother was healed. When I saw her again, I was simply astounded at the change, for her condition far exceeded my expectations, and for a moment I wondered if I were dreaming, but then I realized that actually a bad dream had been expelled.

November 15, 1941

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