One afternoon our nine-year-old...

One afternoon our nine-year-old daughter was brought home from school in great distress by her schoolteacher. The entire palm of one of the girl's hands was severely burned. I instantly put out of thought any suggestion of disaster. The teacher was frightened and felt bad that such a thing had happened to one of the children in her charge. Immediately a deep sense of gratitude for Christian Science came to me, and I lovingly assured the teacher that we would take care of the situation. We did not remove the wrapping from the hand or look at it in any way. A Christian Science practitioner was called, who lovingly said she would help us.

Our little daughter lay on her bed in much pain, but she asked me to sit beside her and read aloud a part of the lesson which had been assigned to her Sunday School class to study for that week from the Bible and "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. This I did. I also sang some hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal until she became quiet. In a short while she was free from pain, and the inflammation was gone. The next day she used the hand normally. The marks on the hand gradually disappeared over a period of two weeks. We could not discern or even remember which hand had been burned, as no scar remained. Our gratitude to God and to the practitioner through whose prayers this healing came about is unbounded.

Signs of the Times
January 6, 1951

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