In October 1965 I had a healing in Christian Science that...

In October 1965 I had a healing in Christian Science that has greatly blessed me. A lump appeared in my breast. I knew from the beginning that I could prove my freedom from this condition. However, many fearful suggestions appeared in my thought: incurability, the seriousness of the situation, and self-pity. The realization that I was God's idea, under no penalty, brought a great sense of relief. For many hours each day I studied all the references on "fear" in the Concordances to Mrs. Eddy's writings, for she shows we must overcome that first. (See Science and Health 411:27–28). Paul's words were helpful (II Cor. 12:10), "I take pleasure in infirmities ... for Christ's sake." I saw I could pray over this with joy, even though there seemed little to be joyful about.

I felt I had to face my concern with regard to heredity. I knew in Christian Science I could find the answer. The belief of the disease must be healed, once and for all! I had always loved God. Therefore, I didn't accept that God had sent iniquity from generation to generation. He had healed me many times, and I knew I could trust Him in this situation.

In studying the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings to learn the truth about the condition, I saw that substance is never in matter, but that Spirit, a synonym for God, is substance. Often I repeated "the scientific statement of being" given in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. One line reads (p. 468), "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." Other truths poured into my consciousness as I needed them, especially a verse from the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly (Rom. 12:1): "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." The word "living" stood out. To me, this meant that dying, or presenting any condition other than living, was not acceptable to God, who is Life. Also I clung to this passage from Science and Health (p. 346): "The nothingness of nothing is plain; but we need to understand that error is nothing, and that its nothingness is not saved, but must be demonstrated in order to prove the somethingness—yea, the allness—of Truth.

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Testimony of Healing
First, I want to express my gratitude for the high school...
April 17, 1978

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