Christian Science came to my...

Christian Science came to my notice at a time when I began to despair of the future. I had been trying to improve the position of my family and myself economically through taking up studies of a technical nature, and while this resulted in a slight improvement of conditions, I could not get away from a sense of poverty and frustration. I realize now that this condition was brought about through rather shallow and morbid thinking, and I shall never forget the joy and happiness which came into my life through the kindness and interest shown to me and mine in that dark hour by members of a Christian Science church. At the time. I did not need physical healing and for this reason was quite unaware of the change which took place in my consciousness. The negative fruits of twelve years of atheism had to he cleared out, however; and I am grateful that these friends showed such great patience and love.

With the light of the Christ, Truth, I was soon able to help myself in time of need. My first healing with the help of a practitioner was of acute indigestion and was instantaneous. The statement in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy (p. 424), "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony," was proved true in the healing of a broken bone in my left foot.

A rather outstanding healing in my experience was the following. While I was tending an automatic punching machine, a bar of steel one eighth of an inch in diameter pierced my hand to a depth of about five eighths of an inch and lodged there. While the bar was still in my hand, I declared the truth and thought: "What a lie! How can matter shock me, when there is no matter?" Then the whole thing seemed so comical that I could not help laughing at it. When the bar was pulled out of the hand, the cavity began to fill out from bottom to top, somewhat in the manner that an indentation made in a piece of sponge rubber would fill out. With the exception of a slight numbness of the hand for about two hours, the whole thing, penetration and extraction, was painless, and no sign of blood could be seen on either the wound or the bar.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a deepening sense of...
October 16, 1948

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