As a student of Christian Science I have had so much proof of...

As a student of Christian Science I have had so much proof of its efficacy that gratitude impels me to express it.

I had been smoking for twenty years, and for a shorter time attending a branch Church of Christ, Scientist. I wished to break the smoking habit but seemed unable to do so. During a week's illness with sinus trouble I was healed through the help of a Christian Science practitioner. She asked if I smoked. I replied that I did. However, I never did again. The manner of this healing was a miracle to me. I had tried to stop many times, with negative results, but now I forgot to smoke. Temptation would assail me for a short period. I would pray, as instructed, and then the thought of smoking would leave me completely. This continued, with the intervals between temptations lengthening into days, weeks, and months.

During this period it never occurred to me that anything strange was happening. In retrospect it was as though, as far as smoking was concerned, it had been blotted out of my consciousness. Most of the time I was completely shielded from thinking about it; and finally I awakened somewhat as did Peter in the Bible account when, in prison, the chains fell off him. It was reported that as he came to the gates of the city he said (Acts 12:11), "Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me."

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Testimony of Healing
My mother was introduced to Christian Science by a neighbor...
April 3, 1971

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