I am grateful to have been raised in Christian Science by a mother...

I am grateful to have been raised in Christian Science by a mother who stood firm with God in bringing up three small daughters, all of whom are now class-taught students of Christian Science. Also, to be married to a student of this wonderful Science.

Our son awoke one morning and found he was not able to walk. My husband had left for work, and I was alone with the child. He was feverish, and I became very fearful. In case of possible contagion, I called a doctor. He came to the house and told me it was not polio, but rather a rheumatic condition. He said if the boy were his son, he would put him in the hospital immediately. He proceeded to give me a prescription, which I did not have filled. He wasn't even out of the driveway when I decided to call a Christian Science practitioner. She at once gave me prayerful support and assurance that I had nothing to fear. She helped me to uplift my thoughts, and as I purified my consciousness, I understood better the real man as created by God.

My son and I began to talk of the teachings he had had in Christian Science Sunday School. We turned to the Bible and studied in particular the passage from I John (4:18): "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." We both had absolute faith and expectancy of healing, knowing as Christ Jesus said (Mark 10:27), "With God all things are possible." All fear was immediately destroyed and only love and joy were left.

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Testimony of Healing
The joy and comfort I have gained and maintained from the...
October 30, 1976

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