It is indeed a joyous privilege...

It is indeed a joyous privilege to testify to God's nearness and to His ever-present availability, made manifest to us through the practical demonstration of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 444), "Step by step will those who trust Him find that 'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.'"

Recently our older son complained of sharp pains in his side. My wife and I declared the truth of God's perfect man as we are taught to do in Christian Science. The boy fell asleep, but shortly thereafter he awoke in great pain. A practitioner was called, but still the condition did not yield. When the practitioner was called a second time to ascertain whether he thought it would be helpful if the boy came to his office, he stated that the boy could be placed where in reality he had always been and was then, in God's protective care.

I returned to the room where the boy lay in great pain. Picking up a copy of Science and Health, which opened to the chapter entitled "Physiology," I began to read aloud. The words were profound with meaning applicable to the problem at hand. The angel thought came clearly and distinctly, "Know that his Father-Mother is God and embraces him now." The boy became still and listened. Soon he said in a perfectly normal voice, "Daddy, you didn't finish building my brick house." Immediately he arose and began playing, entirely free. Later my wife told me that she too had completely entrusted the boy to God's care.

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Testimony of Healing
My faith in God was disappearing...
April 18, 1953

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