During the past ten years we have had a number of...

During the past ten years we have had a number of healings through Christian Science, as well as protection from and prevention of impending discords, seen and unseen.

One morning about eight o'clock, the thought came to me persistently to open Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy at the passage on page 424, lines 5-11. As if by a voice distinctly speaking came the words, "Lay the book on the table and read this passage." Recognizing God's voice, I knew that to obey instantly was my greatest need at that moment. Humbly thanking God, I obeyed, and read the passage at intervals, carefully, prayerfully, and gratefully, with the certain knowledge that whatever the need, whether for myself or others, by my implicit obedience to God the situation was already cared for. At noon, after doing my regular noonday studying, I felt that it was still necessary to continue reading this passage. As I continued the work and declared the law of protection given in these lines, another quotation came (ibid., p. 469): "The exterminator of error is the great truth that God, good, is the only Mind." This also brought comfort and assurance, until at two o'clock a great sense of peace swept over me, and I was able to declare with confidence, "All is well." In deep gratitude I went to the piano, and played and sang all our Leader's hymns.

That evening when my husband arrived, he asked if I noticed anything unusual, and when a negative reply was given, he related the following experience. At two o'clock there had been a sudden explosion and he was completely enveloped in flames. The men called to him to run, but the thought came: "Why should I run and fan the flames of error? God took care of three men in the fiery furnace, and He is caring for me now." He said that with this thought the flames ceased instantly, leaving him unharmed. All that burned was the explosive gas that had inflated his clothing. The clothing bore no mark of fire, and afterwards served the usual period of usefulness. How grateful I was for the work of obedience that God had accomplished in me, and for the inspiration we were both given in this hour of need! No human communication had taken place, but the one Mind was reflected, and God glorified, and proved to be the only substance. We knew this was no miracle, but the divine law of God brought into action, as a result of the study of the wonderful book, Science and Health. While I am grateful for this experience and many other healings and instances of protection, my greatest cause for gratitude is the spiritualization of thought through which the Christ appears in consciousness, and before which all error must of necessity disappear.

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