My family turned to Christian Science...

My family turned to Christian Science when a doctor said that I could not live through the effects of a severe case of whooping cough. My parents knew little about this religion; but they decided to call a practitioner, and she assured my mother that I would be all right. At the end of three days I suddenly jumped out of my mother's arms, ran to the other end of the house, and began to play about the rooms. There was no more coughing. Also when I scarlet fever after being given up by the attending physician.

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School off and on during my school days, but did not become a serious student of this Science until after I was married and our first child was two years old. One of the first things I knew I had to give up was the smoking habit of twelve years' standing. This healing was slow, but when I finally took my stand, the healing was completed, and gratitude filled my heart.

In my own family I have witnessed the healing of eczema and of asthma. I am grateful for these healings because they resulted in much spiritual growth. Two hymns brought comfort and healing at this time. One was our beloved Leader's hymn "The Mother's Evening Prayer" (Poems, p. 4), and the other was No. 144 in the Christian Science Hymnal, which has the beautiful first lines,

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Testimony of Healing
Many times at the Wednesday...
February 2, 1957

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