When Christian Science was first...

When Christian Science was first presented to me many years ago, although I did not understand it I thought it the most beautiful thing that had ever come into my life. I was desirous of a better understanding, so I read constantly, and the Scriptures and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy have been unfolded to me so that I am able to demonstrate in a small way that Christian Science is the truth. I have had many healings of both physical and financial difficulties.

I should like to tell of one proof of God's presence. I had been repeating over to myself the following statements: "Accidents are unknown to God" (Science and Health, p. 424), and, "The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). I was walking in the park and in stepping off a walk I fell into a hole, spraining my ankle and bruising myself so badly that I was unable to get up. A number of people gathered around me, and someone said, "Call an ambulance." Quickly I remembered what Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 207): "Every scientific statement in Christianity has its proof." I asked to be taken to a bench, where I sat for an hour repeating "the scientific statement of being" (ibid., p. 468), over and over, trying to realize every word as the truth. The thought came to me to ask someone to help me home. Then it was as though a voice said, "God has helped you through this; He will help you walk." As I walked I thanked God for every step I was taking and for Christian Science. When I got home I took the Christian Science Hymnal and sang hymns, again thanking God. I then took up Science and Health and opened to page 424 and read, "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony."

I read this over several times. In four days all swelling had disappeared, and my ankle was completely healed.

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Testimony of Healing
When I was beginning to learn...
February 7, 1942

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