I have had many proofs of God's loving care throughout the...

I have had many proofs of God's loving care throughout the years through the healing power of Christian Science. When I was a young girl, my mother was introduced to Science by a friend and neighbor. I, too, soon started to read the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and loved it. At that time a long-standing, painful back condition was healed in a few treatments a Christian Science practitioner gave me at my own request.

I earnestly took up the study of this Science to understand better what had healed me. "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you" (James 4:8) became a guideline and has helped me out of many problems. Especially was this needful spiritualization of my own thought helpful during the trying years of an unhappy marriage. In later years I experienced the joy of a happy union and most satisfying companionship with a Christian Scientist. I am grateful that my two sons were brought up in the Christian Science Sunday School. They both have received many blessings because of it.

An outstanding healing occurred during the birth of my first child. Medical predictions were that because of abnormal physical conditions neither I nor the baby would live. A Christian Science practitioner was engaged and stood by to respond to our call day and night, and a normal delivery came about very soon. Likewise, with the second child, through the clear understanding of the practitioner, every material so-called law was denied as unreal. It was seen that man is the reflected idea of God's perfection, that man lives and moves and has his being in divine Mind, not in matter. This baby, too, was protected.

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December 20, 1969

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