[Original testimony in German]

I heard of Christian Science...

I heard of Christian Science through a friend who had been healed by it after doctors had pronounced her case to be incurable. At the first service which I attended at a Church of Christ, Scientist, I understood very little of what was read, but I felt a sustaining power which made me very happy. It was like a cup of cold water offered to one parched with thirst.

Not long afterward I had an experience which enabled me to catch a glimpse of the applicability and efficacy of this power. I was swimming with a friend in a lake during a thunderstorm, and I swam much too far out. The raging of the elements grew worse, the waves became more powerful, and I felt that I was not making any headway at all. Fear assailed me, a violent palpitation of the heart set in, and I began swallowing water. I was near to drowning. Then I closed my eyes and repeated aloud these words from a hymn (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 148): "God is round about me." Fear vanished at once, and I could swim more easily than ever before. As I reached the shore a bank of black clouds parted, and a stream of golden light poured through.

Testimony of Healing
"To those leaning on the sustaining...
September 3, 1955

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