In my life I have had many proofs of the healing power of Truth...

In my life I have had many proofs of the healing power of Truth through reliance on Christian Science. My desire to pursue these teachings governed my college choice, and a rich spiritual, intellectual, and social experience followed. Healings of physical problems were often quick. Freedom from a bad cold came in about fifteen minutes when I contemplated deeply the Golden Text of that week's Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly (Ps. 62:5), "My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him."

One evening, while preparing dinner for a business friend who was newly interested in Science, I spilled boiling grease down my legs. I went upstairs and washed. Then I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment. All this time I considered the thought (Ps. 46:10), "Be still, and know that I am God." After I hung up the phone all pain was gone. I was healed and there were no aftereffects.

One morning in a grocery store our young son fell and cut his mouth. The store manager, who was also a rescue squad chief, urged me to take him immediately to have stitches. We went home, and I called a practitioner who agreed to pray for our son. The child fell asleep, and I worked with this statement, in which Mrs. Eddy refers to Christ Jesus' three days' work in the tomb (Science and Health, p. 44): "He met and mastered on the basis of Christian Science, the power of Mind over matter, all the claims of medicine, surgery, and hygiene." This dispelled much of my fear and filled me with confidence in the unchanging fact of God's perfection and the child's unchanging reflection of that divine nature.

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January 31, 1976

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