I must record the wonderful healing effect Christian Science...

I must record the wonderful healing effect Christian Science has had for me. A colleague at work was impressed when I told him the Christ, Truth, had always met our physical emergencies and when I shared with him the following two healings of severe burns.

Once a deep-fat fryer filled with three pounds of fat at 350 degrees was accidentally dumped on me. One of my hands and my bare feet took the brunt of the burn. My first thought was that God is ever present and I am not separated from Him. I realized my unity with God as idea is the truth of my being, and I am therefore purely spiritual. There was very little pain. Since I was serving as First Reader in my branch church and wanted to be there on Sunday, I called for the prayers of a Christian Science practitioner. This was on Friday, and by Sunday the only sign of the accident was a small red spot on the back of my hand, which soon disappeared.

In the second incident a pressure cooker exploded on me, burning me severely, even through my clothes. One hand was especially painful. The only prayerful work I could do for myself at first was to hold to "the scientific statement of being." This statement by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health begins with the dynamic fact (p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." My wife called a practitioner to pray for me. After three hours of continued prayer I turned to the paragraph in Science and Health that states (p. 418): "Stick to the truth of being in contradistinction to the error that life, substance, or intelligence can be in matter. Plead with an honest conviction of truth and a clear perception of the unchanging, unerring, and certain effect of divine Science. Then, if your fidelity is half equal to the truth of your plea, you will heal the sick." The certainty of Christian Science healing was so clear in my thought that I was finally freed from the suggestion that I should seek emergency medical aid, and the pain subsided enough for me to get some sleep. This healing was complete within ten days. There is no scar or other evidence that either event ever occurred, so thorough is the healing power of the Christ, Truth.

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Testimony of Healing
My father's mother was a Christian Science practitioner
August 28, 1976

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