The testimonies given at the...

The testimonies given at the Wednesday evening meetings and those published in the Sentinel have meant so much to me that I should like to tell of a few instantaneous healings we have had in our home.

One evening while preparing dinner I put the tips of my lingers into boiling grease. The pain was so severe that I started to go to the sink to run cold water over them. As I did so, the thought came: "Why, that won't do any good. I shall have to know the truth." With this, I turned back to the work I was doing and lifted my thought to God. Then came the substance of Mrs. Eddy's question in Science and Health (p. 250), "Now I ask, Is there any more reality in the waking dream of mortal existence than in the sleeping dream?" I thought: "Why, there is no more truth in this than there would be if I were dreaming it at night. It just did not happen." With that, the pain disappeared. However, when I finished what I was doing and was washing my hands, I started to examine my fingers, and the pain returned. I said, "All right, then I won't even look," and I clung to the realization that no accident had ever happened. Several hours later, when retiring, I did look, and there was absolutely no sign of a burn.

When I was new in my study of Christian Science, one of our children, then only two years old, was put to bed in the early evening with a continuous cough. I picked up Science and Health, knowing it contained the healing truth, and read for several hours, but there was no improvement. It was so late that I thought I should go to bed, but after getting ready I decided to read some more. Then in a very few minutes I came across this statement (p. 480): "If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear." With that there came a sense of the allness of God and the nothingness of the disease. The coughing stopped instantly and was not heard again.

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Signs of the Times
May 8, 1948

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