I am deeply grateful for the lifetime of blessings Christian Science...

I am deeply grateful for the lifetime of blessings Christian Science has brought to me and my family.

About sixty-five years ago I first witnessed Christian Science healing, when my mother was freed from chronic indigestion and my brother was healed of a hearing deficiency that caused him difficulty in schoolwork. So complete was his healing that in World War The was accepted in the tank corps. I was myself healed of chronic tonsillitis. Throughout the many years since, I have had and I have seen Christian Science healings. Many have resulted from my own prayer; others have taken place with the help of practitioners. An indication of my general well-being is the fact that during my last twenty-eight years of teaching I was absent from my work because of illness no more than six days.

When I was in high school, I experienced an incontrovertible proof of the preventive effectiveness of a spiritually inspired declaration of truth. I was carrying an aluminum pot of boiling liquid up some steps, when I stumbled. I foresaw the spill but could not move the pot away because instead of using a pot holder I had grasped the handle with folds of my apron. The statement "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter" (Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, p. 468) flashed through my thought. The liquid poured over one leg from my knee to my foot, saturating my hose and filling my shoe. There was, however, no pain, not even for an instant, nor was there any evidence of a scald. That seeming miracle firmly established my confidence in the power of God, and the memory of that experience has fortified me again and again through the years.

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December 29, 1973

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