"My word ... shall not return...

"My word ... shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please" (Isa. 55:11). My first introduction to Christian Science came through the quick healing of a severely sprained ankle. I could not put my foot to the floor, and had decided to cut short my visit with a friend in a near-by city when she told me she was having help in Christian Science and asked if she might telephone the practitioner regarding my ankle. I consented, and the call was made in the evening, but the next morning the pain and swelling were worse. When my friend reported this, the practitioner told her to tell me to put my foot down and walk. I was quite shocked at the command, but upon my friend's insistence I obeyed. In fact I walked uptown —a distance of several blocks— and back without limping and without any trouble, for I had been instantaneously healed. The people in the house were as amazed as I was for they had all known of my misfortune and had sympathized with me early that morning.

My week's visit was happily continued, but, strange to say, I was antagonistic to the explanation of Truth given me by the practitioner when she came to see us. What she said contradicted everything I thought regarding life and religion. Naturally, this loving one refrained from argument, and only requested that I obtain a copy of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and read it for myself.

Later on during my visit I called upon another friend in that city. I found her ill in mind and body, and wearied by her long search for enlightenment and health. When I was impelled to tell her of the healing I had so recently experienced, she became interested at once and lost no time in getting in touch with the same practitioner. This friend quickly found help and comfort, and three other members of her immediate family became earnest students of Christian Science, and later on joined a branch church. These dear friends earnestly tried to convince me of the wonders of their newly found religion, but to no avail, as I remained adamant in my opposition to Mrs. Eddy and her teachings.

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November 30, 1946

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