When Christian Science was first...

When Christian Science was first presented to me by kindly neighbors it was at once accepted, for I had reached the limits of medical science after several major operations for my condition of invalidism. The teachings of Christian Science were put to the test within a week from the time it was offered to me, for I suddenly became much worse and asked to have treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. I could not even read, for the severe pain claimed all my attention. However, it was not long after the arrival of the practitioner before I was asleep. After sleeping for many hours I awoke with a feeling of joy and well-being. Soon I was up and dressed, and presently I walked to my friends' home, where we all rejoiced and gave thanks. At that time I was also healed of indigestion and headaches which had been almost a daily occurrence.

My parents and sister were grateful for the healing they had witnessed in my experience, and my mother began to read the Christian Science literature. We often read passages aloud to each other, and Mother would say: "Isn't it wonderful? Isn't it beautiful?" My sister also began to study Christian Science, and in a short time she was resting well through the whole night without having to take sleeping tablets, such as the doctor had given her for five years. Later we had the added joy of my father's becoming interested in Christian Science.

We have had wonderful protection and many healings. A case of pneumonia, in which the patient was too weak to speak, was healed instantaneously after a practitioner was called. When stung by a bee I immediately declared that the loss of its sting could not deprive the bee of its life, and while I was thinking of the welfare of the bee the pain vanished, and very soon the swelling disappeared. A misplaced bone in the ankle and a broken wrist were healed when I realized the truth of these passages from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy: "Man is the expression of God's being" (p. 470), and, "God's being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss" (p. 481).

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Testimony of Healing
My childhood was not a happy...
August 9, 1952

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