About twenty-nine years ago,...

About twenty-nine years ago, I accepted an invitation from a relative to attend a Christian Science church service one Sunday morning. I left this service feeling uplifted, for I knew that I had found the religion which I had been seeking for some time. However, I felt no immediate need, so was apathetic as to the study of Christian Science.

Several months later our two-year-old daughter was critically burned about the face and hands when her clothing caught fire from a gas heater. After the first few hours the physician who was called spoke doubtfully of her recovery, as pneumonia had developed. He said if she did recover there might be loss of eyesight and the use of her right hand. My sister who had become a student of Christian Science, was notified. Her offer to come and help care for the child was at first rejected, as we felt the doctor's attendance was imperative. When she arrived, I questioned her as to the application of Christian Science in such a case, my foremost question being whether or not it was possible to save the child's eyesight according to her understanding. She repeated the Scriptural promise from Matthew 19:26. "With God all things are possible." So reassuringly did she emphasize the words "with" and "possible" that I glimpsed the truth of this statement. The next morning the child's eyes opened naturally, and her general condition was improved.

A Prayer
March 2, 1946

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