Several years ago I had a fine healing, which I wish to acknowledge...

Several years ago I had a fine healing, which I wish to acknowledge at this time. I am now able to carry on and enjoy many activities again.

The illness was sudden. There were pains in my limbs and neck and head. It was difficult to get around and soon I was confined to a chair and bed. I was very grateful to my family, who are not Christian Scientists, for lovingly assisting me in every way. When the healing didn't come, however, the family became fearful. Finally my son begged me to see his doctor. After much prayer I submitted to this to quiet my son's fear. The doctor diagnosed my condition as a crippling form of rheumatoid arthritis for which there was no cure. He said he could give me something to alleviate the pain. I refused this and thanked him and my children, but I said I wanted to rely completely on Christian Science.

I knew God was my only physician, and I wanted no other. I couldn't handle my books at first, and I found the nights very long. I did feel God's presence, and I had all the tools—the Bible, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, and Christian Science class instruction. I began to ponder and to apply the spiritual facts I had learned, and they came to my thought in great abundance.

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Words of Current Interest
May 29, 1976

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