I was a sickly child, and an only child. I suffered from swellings...

I was a sickly child, and an only child. I suffered from swellings at the base of my throat. My mother took me to doctors, who did the best they could for me. But always when the swellings disappeared through medical treatment, the condition would reappear after a lapse of time. Some years after my marriage, the swellings appeared again. At this time, my husband was instantaneously healed through Christian Science of asthma in its last stages. He had been put off work months before, and it was expected he would not recover. I was in domestic service at the time, and my employer, who was a Christian Scientist, took us to a friend who had a good understanding of Christian Science and who effected the healing. She read to us from the first chapter of Genesis and brought out the truth that reads (Gen. 1:26, 31): "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. ... And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." We got a glimpse of this truth.

A short time later, my husband went back to work in perfect health, much to the surprise of his former employer, who was told that it was Christian Science which had healed him. My husband did not take up the study of Christian Science in earnest, but I was the one who saw this clear light of Truth. Very soon, through listening to the truths an earnest Christian Scientist was voicing to me, I was completely healed of the swellings. They opened and passed off, leaving scarcely a mark. This was a wonderful example of mental surgery. This healing took place twenty-eight years ago and has been permanent.

My husband passed on when our youngest child was an infant, and I was left to care for a family of six. Mrs. Eddy tells us in Science and Health (p. 494), "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." I was greatly helped by understanding this divine Love and experiencing its practical help in my distress. Friends, who were Christian Scientists, lovingly paid my house rent until I could leave my baby and other children and go into domestic service again.

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Testimony of Healing
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October 10, 1977

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