Christian Science came into my...

Christian Science came into my life in the year 1910. The first healing I had was of impaired eyesight, after I had been told that one eye would never be of much use to me and advised to use spectacles to save the good eye. I was not aware when the healing actually took place, but as I read the Christian Science textbook, my spiritual vision became clearer. In this textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we read the definition of "eyes" (p.586), "Spiritual discernment.—not material but mental." I am grateful to say that now the eye that was pronounced incurable is as normal as the other eye.

I should like to tell of a more recent healing. One morning on getting out of bed I fell to the floor. I tried to rise but could not. my left side apparently being paralyzed. Two verses from the Bible came to my thought, the first from Psalm 118 (verse 17), "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord;" the second from Psalm 138 (verse 8), "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me." After a struggle I managed to get back into bed again. A friend who was visiting me came into my bedroom and asked if I had overslept. I said No, but that my left side seemed to be powerless. I asked her to telephone to a Christian Science practitioner.

Treatment was given, and I at no time really felt ill. Mrs. Eddy's spiritual interpretation of the opening words of the Lord's Prayer, "Our Father which art in heaven," namely, "Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious" (Science and Health, p.16), came to me and remained with me. Daily I got stronger, and in two weeks was able to walk some distance to church. To say I am grateful does not express what I feel about this wonderful healing. My desire is to be more faithful than ever to our beloved Cause, and to so live as to "declare the works of the Lord."

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
Only twenty-four hours after...
April 26, 1947

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.