Christian Science has healed my wife and me of the effects of...

Christian Science has healed my wife and me of the effects of severe electrical shocks. Shortly after World War II we returned from church one Sunday to find our basement apartment flooded with two inches of water. My wife went inside to pick up our belongings, while I stayed outside to divert the incoming water. Just as a friend, whom my wife had called, entered the apartment, she heard my wife scream and found her on the floor in the water with a metal lamp that apparently had a short in it lying across her face. My first reaction upon arriving at the scene after turning off the electricity was to check for life—I had had many first aid courses in an extended military tour of duty. There was apparently no breathing or pulse.

My next reaction was that of great despair. Then our friend and I turned completely to the teachings of Christian Science. Prayerfully and with earnest conviction we read aloud several times the answer given by Mrs. Eddy to the question, "What is man?" The answer begins (Science and Health, p. 475), "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements." In the same paragraph we read: "Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science. Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique." My consciousness was lifted entirely away from the material evidence before us as I caught a glimpse of man's true identity, untouched by material circumstances. I felt a great sense of peace and harmony.

My wife began to breathe very slowly and deeply. She regained consciousness in about twelve hours. With the help of a practitioner her impaired memory and the burns on her face were quickly healed. She was able to perform her duties as Second Reader in a branch church on the following Sunday.

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