Because of the many blessings...

Because of the many blessings which I have received since coming into Christian Science, I wish to acknowledge my gratitude to God through this testimony, hoping others may benefit as I have. I have often searched the periodicals for a testimony of one who had gone through what I was experiencing, and to find that others had been healed of similar troubles was of the greatest comfort to me. Such testimonies have calmed my fear and helped me to have faith to rely completely on God and Christian Science.

I was told by physicians I had an incurable disease—cancer—and all that could be done would bring only temporary relief. I was advised to be very careful and do no strenuous work. Christian Science had been presented to me by two sisters, students of Christian Science, who often left literature when visiting me. Each time I burned the literature, as I was very bitter toward such teachings and had been told by members of my church that it was the most dangerous thing my family or I could read. But "man's extremity is God's opportunity."

My husband realized how depressed I was and how little I could sleep or eat. Our children also became fearful and wanted me to go immediately to the hospital. This my husband opposed. Then I knew there was only one thing to do—rely wholly on God. I had heard how Christian Science healed, and I wanted to turn to it for help, but knowing my husband's attitude toward it, I hesitated to mention it to him. One day I wrote my sister for some literature, but did not mail the letter. Days later I said to my husband: "What can I do? I am in so much misery and filled with fear." He told me he was not in favor of surgery and if I thought Science would help me, I should try it. I was happy that he had given his consent, and I knew it was an answer to my prayer.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with deep gratitude to God...
August 5, 1950

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