One summer, as I was vacationing with my family in northern...

One summer, as I was vacationing with my family in northern Michigan, I had to make a choice between medical and spiritual means for help and healing.

We had enjoyed several idyllic days, and one night, shortly before we had to return home, I was stricken with an attack, the result of which seemed to be that I was passing on. Although intense fear tried to take over my thinking, I forced myself to consider "the scientific statement of being" from the textbook, science and health by Mrs. Eddy, which I had learned some years before. It says, in part (p. 468), "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all," and ends with the statement: "Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual."

The thought kept recurring to me that I should have my wife call an ambulance, but this inclination was met by the firm determination to take my stand for Christian Science, and finally I took that giant step when we say, "God, here is my life. I will trust You to save it!" Once I had made this decision, the more aggressive physical symptoms subsided, but the fear and false knowledge of how close I had been to the brink still had to be handled.

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January 3, 1970

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