A desire to thank God for a healing of our young son had brought...

A desire to thank God for a healing of our young son had brought me to a testimony meeting in a Church of Christ, Scientist, one Wednesday night. Prior to this time of the boy's healing I had not actively studied Christian Science for nine years. At the testimony meeting, much to my surprise, I found myself standing and testifying to this healing. "The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord" (Prov.16:1). The healing was the beginning of our family's "new birth."

The questions my husband and I were asking about God and our relationship to God were not being answered in the church we had attended, so I told my husband that as a young girl I had at one time been a pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School. I recalled that we daily studied the Lesson-Sermon and gained much good from it. So my husband and I obtained a Christian Science Quarterly, containing references for study from the Bible and  Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy—the same Lesson-Sermon which is read at the Sunday service. Through this simple but searching study our son was healed.

The doctor had diagnosed the young lad's arm as broken, and he verified the break with X rays, concluding with a most unhappy note that the arm probably would be shorter than the other. At that moment I denied this unhealthy suggestion, refused to accept it for our son, and returned home. Both my husband and I continued studying the lesson and held fast to the truths it presented. As we studied, we affirmed that God's plan for His child is an unfoldment of good, health, and freedom, and so we could not be led into an unhealthy or unhappy situation. We also affirmed that God's promises are kept and His ideas complete.

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April 4, 1970

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