Because of deep gratitude for God's wonderful goodness,...

Because of deep gratitude for God's wonderful goodness, and for the many blessings which my family and I have received since beginning the study of Christian Science over twenty years ago, I should like to give this testimony regarding the healing of our daughter.

After we had been studying Christian Science for a short period of time, our small daughter became extremely ill. We turned to Christian Science for help, and a practitioner was called. For two weeks the practitioner worked faithfully, and we clung steadfastly to Truth, but our daughter grew gradually worse until she was very low and seemed to be descending into "the valley of the shadow of death."

In order to conform to any possible requirements of the Board of Health, a physician was called, and he pronounced the condition very serious with a complication of diseases, mentioning spinal meningitis as one of them, and he said the child could not possibly recover and had only a few hours to live. He made the statement that it was better so, and that we would not want her to live because, if she did, she would always be mentally and physically handicapped. However, we did not accept these statements as true, but instead turned absolutely to God, remembering that "man's extremity is God's opportunity."

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Love's Call
June 14, 1941

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