With gratitude for all the blessings...

With gratitude for all the blessings that have come to me during the years that I have studied Christian Science, I submit this testimony.

One morning as I sat down to study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, I felt a vertebra between my shoulders slip out of place. I found that I could not turn my head to the left. Although I worked in Christian Science a great deal during the next three days, I was unable to see the truth sufficiently clearly to lift my thought above the condition. The third evening I called a practitioner for help, and it was lovingly given. The next morning, when I awoke, however, there was great pain in my neck and left arm and I could not move them. After a time I was able to get up and dress, and I again called the practitioner, who came to my home.

During our conversation she recommended that I sing each one of Mary Baker Eddy's hymns. This recommendation met with my resistance, as I did not feel like singing. I had never sung alone, and felt that I could surely get more help from the hymns by reading them than by singing them. After the practitioner had left, the story of Naaman's experience as recorded in II Kings came to me. Naaman, at the recommendation of the little maid, went to the prophet in Israel to be recovered of his leprosy. Elisha, the prophet, sent a messenger to Naaman saying (II Kings 5:10), "Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean." We read further, however, that "Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper." Naaman had outlined the manner in which he thought the healing should take place.

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Testimony of Healing
My heart overflows with gratitude...
July 12, 1947

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