Among the many healings which...

Among the many healings which I have had in Christian Science I should like to tell of my first one. This healing took place in Glasveston, Texas, in 1910.

Before I knew of Christian Science, every spare moment I had I read and pondered the Bible. I was ill, and went to a hospital and later to a different one. One afternoon, as I was sitting on the veranda in the sun, it seemed as though someone spoke to me in these words: "You are here seeking help from the doctors, and you should be able to help them." I arose, dressed, and walked out of the hospital, knowing that I should never return to it again. I declared, "I am going to lean on God," reasoning that if Christianity meant no more to me in the future than it had in the past, I would rather be dead.

A doctor diagnosed the case as consumption of the bowels, and said it was too far advanced for me to receive any help, so I decided to see a Christian Science practitioner. After I had stated my case, he said: "You are not sick. Man is made in the image and likeness of God, and cannot be sick. It is mortal mind, not man, which suffers, and when you disrobe yourself of that belief, you will be a well man." The expression; "You are not sick," set me thinking. This visit took place on a Sunday evening. The next morning I went to his office, and he gave me a copy of the Christian Science Sentinel. Among the testimonies was one written by a woman whom the doctors had given up. I exclaimed, "If God is healing in this day and time He will heal me." The following Saturday I arose healed. About two weeks later I was standing in the doorway when the realization came to me that God is not in some far-off heaven, but that all space is filled with the presence of God.

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Deep Desire
May 30, 1942

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