I did not take up the study of...

I did not take up the study of Christian Science for a healing of my own, although I was much in need of one. My father was very ill with tuberculosis, and the doctor said his passing on would be a matter of only a few days at the most. In the meantime my father decided to try Christian Science and asked me to call a practitioner; I did as he asked. I told my father that I knew nothing about Christian Science but would be glad to read to him until he was able to read for himself.

The practitioner came to see him about five o'clock that afternoon. She called our attention to the opening words in the Preface to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." The practitioner asked us to study that one sentence and ponder it, and to look up in the Concordances to the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings the words leaning, sustaining, and infinite. That same evening after dinner my father walked out in the garden and stood for nearly a half-hour watching some gardening being done. In less than two months he returned to work, completely healed.

Testimony of Healing
"As the children of Israel were...
December 1, 1951

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