About six years ago I was suffering...

About six years ago I was suffering from tumors and hemorrhages. I had tried about everything, including a major operation, and found that I was no better than before. I knew very little of Christian Science at the time, but decided that it was the only thing left for me to try. I went to a practitioner and work was started. I was amazed at how little I knew of God and His creation and was very much surprised to find out that I did not know what true prayer is. I soon found out that I had plenty of studying to do and many lessons to learn, but I had no desire to turn back, so I started right in. I can truthfully say today that I am very grateful that my healing—the one for which I came into Christian Science—was very slow, because in the meantime I had made so many other beautiful demonstrations, over such things as colds, home problems, disposition, constipation, grief over the passing on of a dear one, insufficient supply, and many other difficulties too numerous to name.

During the past three years I have learned something of what true substance is and have learned what true prayer is. I have also learned to be patient, joyous, and grateful for blessings already received.

One day during my study and prayer I realized that I was waiting to be healed, when in reality I was God's perfect child, always had been and always would be, because I reflect Him who is perfect. I realized for the first time that I was only holding on to a false belief, a lie about man. Many beautiful thoughts flooded my consciousness, and it was as though a great light had been turned on in a dark room. From then on I knew I had been healed, and though to mortal sense the condition did not change for several months, to me the whole world had changed. I began to see everything in a different light, and the condition cleared up, never to return.

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Testimony of Healing
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January 31, 1942

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