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To say that I feel gratitude for Christian Science seems a faint and inadequate expression of thanks for the reverent and satisfying viewpoint obtained through the understanding of this Science. To be taught in Christian Science is like being taken up on a high mountaintop: things near are seen clearly and in perspective and without interference. And the far view fills one with inspiration, hope, and confident expectancy.

Many and varied have been the experiences that I have had occasion to submit to the rule of Christian Science. Once I fell on an icy sidewalk, hitting my leg against the curbstone, with the result that both bones in the leg were fractured. The statement from Science and Health (p. 508), "The only intelligence or substance of a thought, a seed, or a flower is God, the creator of it," kept filling my thought, and made me aware that God's creative, "Let there be light," is also the constituting and preserving substance of all things. Supported by this I got up, walked two blocks to my house and up the stairs. I cabled to a Christian Science practitioner, asking her to help me see the truth clearly. I had no pain. The leg became very swollen, but on the tenth day I could walk on it.

This healing occurred thirty years ago in Norway, where Christian Science was then little known. Doubt as to the correctness of my estimate of what had occurred, and criticism of my choice of help, hid from the view of others the facts that I felt should be encouraging to all men. So, in order to make the demonstration reliable and appreciable to all, I went, some time later, to a specialist to have an X-ray picture taken. He stated, "Both bones in the leg have been fractured, but they have joined so perfectly it requires an expert eye to see that they have been fractured at all."

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Testimony of Healing
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August 8, 1942

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