As a child I developed a sincere...

As a child I developed a sincere love and appreciation for Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mary Baker Eddy, because of an oft-related healing in our home through Christian Science treatment. Before my birth my brother was healed practically instantaneously of a supposedly fatal disease that had crippled his arms and legs. A copy of The Christian Science Journal given my mother at that time was placed in our bookcase. Upon learning to read, I read and reread the testimonies of healing therein many times.

However, my family looked no further into this Science until my mother was pronounced incurably ill with a severe heart condition. I took constant care of her during this illness. When everything else failed in her search for relief, she turned to Christian Science and sought treatment from a practitioner. Slowly, but steadily and surely, we noticed progress. The healing was not slow, rather were we slow in yielding up false fears and material beliefs. Eventually, as we diligently studied the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, the treasures of the Bible were opened anew. We began attending a Christian Science church, and the blessed privilege of about two years in the Sunday School was mine.

I can never cease to thank and praise God for His guidance and protection, which led us out of "the valley of the shadow of death" (Ps. 23:4). Our experience is best expressed in Mrs. Eddy's words in her definition of "valley" in Science and Health (p. 596): "Though the way is dark in mortal sense, divine Life and Love illumine it, destroy the unrest of mortal thought, the fear of death, and the supposed reality of error. Christian Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud and blossom as the rose."

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Testimony of Healing
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September 27, 1947

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