God is our help in every need

God is our help in every need. This was proved to me through the help of a consecrated Christian Science practitioner. My daughter ran a rusty nail into her foot, and within a few days blood poisoning was so bad that she became unconscious.

Our family physician said that the foot would have to be amputated in order to save my daughter's life, and he made arrangements with the hospital for an operation. After the physician left, I sat down in a chair near the window of my living room, wondering why God had not answered my prayers. Just then I saw a salesman going from door to door. When he came to my door I told him that I just could not be interested in anything.

The salesman sensed my grief and asked if he could help me. When I related the plight of my daughter, he asked me if I had heard of Christian Science and its healing method, which, he said, could heal my daughter. I had to admit to him that I did not know anything about this Science. However, I did notice a great release from the fear and grief I had felt. I told the man that I had prayed as well as I knew how to pray.

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Signs of the Times
May 3, 1958

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