It is with sincere gratitude that...

It is with sincere gratitude that I testify to the healing power of Christian Science.

While serving as Reader in our branch church, I awakened one Sunday morning with a painful condition of the left knee which made it almost impossible for me to stand. I knew that my place was in God's service, and I worked faithfully to prove my dominion over the inharmonious condition. The words of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 1), came to mind, "And rest assured you can never lack God's outstretched arm so long as you are in His service." The complete healing came sometime during the reading of the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, and when I walked from the platform I was entirely free.

Several years ago fear and nervousness took such possession of my thinking that the night was a time of dread rather than of relaxation. Regularly I awakened in great fear and nervousness, with uncontrollable trembling. Help by a consecrated practitioner was given, and in a short time every evidence of this condition disappeared. During this time I read Mrs. Eddy's clear explanation of such an experience on page 61 of "Retrospection and Introspection." There she states: "Christian Science declares that sickness is a belief, a latent fear, made manifest on the body in different forms of fear or disease. This fear is formed unconsciously in the silent thought, as when you awaken from sleep and feel ill, experiencing the effect of a fear whose existence you do not realize; but if you fall asleep, actually conscious of the truth of Christian Science,— namely, that man's harmony is no more to be invaded than the rhythm of the universe, — you cannot awaken in fear or suffering of any sort."

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Testimony of Healing
In 1936 I was taken suddenly ill;...
August 19, 1950

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