I have had many proofs of...

I have had many proofs of God's care. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health (p.22): "Work out your own salvation, is the demand of Life and Love, for to this end God worketh with you. 'Occupy till I come!' Wait for your reward, and 'be not weary in doing.' If your endeavors are beset by fearful odds, and you receive no present reward, go not back to error, nor become a sluggard in the race." I found these statements to be very helpful at a time when I needed much encouragement.

About four years ago I felt my feet and legs becoming useless, and although I fought this condition and called on a Christian Science practitioner for help, I soon found myself in a helpless condition. I was paralyzed from my hips down. I could not even wiggle my toes. As I had experienced this same condition twice before, in a much milder form, I was discouraged to find myself again fighting this same error.

Although I was confined to a wheel chair, I rejoiced that I was quite free in every other way. I decided to take advantage of this opportunity to read and study Christian Science. We subscribed for The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Journal, and the Christian Science Sentinel. These, together with the Lesson Sermons from the Christian Science Quarterly and other works on Christian Science, kept me busy many hours during the day. Mother would dress me and help me into my chair early in the morning and I would stay in it until ten or eleven o'clock at night. My study kept me so busy that I did not even have to lie down at all during the day.

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Testimony of Healing
On page 306 of Science and Health...
October 24, 1942

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