I should like to tell of a remarkable...

I should like to tell of a remarkable healing I had some time ago through Christian Science. I was badly burned in a gas explosion, caused by a leak in the kitchen stove. The odor was not noticeable, as the bottled gas I was using is practically odorless; so I was unaware that the kitchen and the room adjoining the kitchen were filled with gas. When I struck a match to light the stove, there was a blinding flash and a terrific explosion. I found myself in the midst of flames that filled the kitchen. There were severe burns on my face, neck, head, and hands. Also I was badly burned on the legs from my knees to my ankles. My slippers protected my feet, and a heavy house robe protected my body.

Because of the condition of the house, I was taken to a hospital. Four weeks later I left the hospital in practically the same state in which I had entered it and against the vigorous protests of the doctors in charge. Before I left, I had to sign papers releasing the hospital from any responsibility in case of my death.

The doctors did not expect me to live, and I wanted to die, for I thought I could endure no more suffering. Then the words of Isaiah came to me (55:8, 9): "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than our ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." I was healed completely of any desire to die.

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Testimony of Healing
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November 24, 1951

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