I turned to Christian Science after I was married and had children

I turned to Christian Science after I was married and had children. When our daughter was about twelve years old, she was out of school for nine weeks; and after several examinations it was found that she reacted to the skin test for tuberculosis. Since I had seen something of this disease in relatives, I decided it was time to turn to something other than medical help. I hunted in an old trunk for a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, which had been given me many years before, and read it to her, also asking a practitioner to treat her. My daughter accepted the truths put before her and became strong and healthy, free of the tuberculosis, and changed from a whining, complaining child into a happy, useful girl.

During the time this healing was taking place, a blister on my daughter's heel became infected. I was quite fearful and called a Christian Science practitioner. Through her prayerful assurance I was able to go to bed and leave the healing to God. The next morning the blister had opened and drained; the ankle, which had been swollen, was its normal size. This amazed me so much that I was then and there convinced of the efficacy of Christian Science and took up a more serious study of it, relying entirely upon its teachings in every way.

Later when this same girl was away at school, she was thrown from a car and a bone in her lower arm was broken. Wishing to rely entirely on Christian Science, she called a practitioner for help. The next morning she dressed and visited the practitioner in his office. She said it was the most uplifting hour; and when she left, she opened the door with the hand of the injured arm. She clung to the truths the practitioner had voiced, and she dined out with a friend that evening in comfort. The next week she came home carrying her suitcase in that hand; and when I arrived from work, she was seated in the living room, knitting. She said she just wouldn't give in to the thought that anything was broken or that she would have to be laid up for a while waiting for anything to heal. Later, when she had a physical examination in application for work, the doctor took an X-ray picture and said the doctor who had set that bone had done a good job and that it was set perfectly. She told him she had had no doctor and that it was God's work only.

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Testimony of Healing
Mrs. Eddy writes in the textbook, Science and Health (p.1)...
April 22, 1967

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