More than forty years ago I...

More than forty years ago I turned to Christian Science when life seemed not worth living and received an instantaneous healing of unhappiness and attendant illness. I had known of Christian Science for years through a sister who was an earnest student of it and who became a practitioner. However, until my little world seemed to crumble, my attitude toward Science was that of amused tolerance. When, in my extremity, I asked my sister for help, she, knowing my former attitude, said, "If you have faith enough to ask me for help, you have faith enough to be healed."

That night I had my first normal sleep in months and awoke with a sense of buoyancy and a feeling that the whole world had been made over. I said to my sister, "I don't want just to be healed; I want to know how I'm healed." That day I began the study of Christian Science, and through the years continued study has brought to me and to my family continued blessings.

Our five children have all been blessed, guided, protected, and healed many times when they have applied the truths learned at home and in a Christian Science Sunday School. So-called children's diseases touched them lightly. On one occasion the youngest child manifested whooping cough. In obedience to the state law, I called the health officer and reported the condition.

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Signs of the Times
October 27, 1962

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