My gratitude for Christian Science is very deep

My gratitude for Christian Science is very deep. The circumstances that drew me to this practical and unadulterated religion prove that "all things work together for good to them that love God" (Rom. 8:28). As a young girl I attended my father's church. Often I pondered the Sunday School stories of Christ Jesus' healings and wondered why such marvelous events could not happen in this century. Later, when Christian Science came into my life, I realized it had the answers to my childhood questions.

One healing in particular convinced me that God, divine Love, does heal today, just as He did in the Master's time. Some years ago, our son, who was ten years old, complained one morning of pains in his legs. At the time (although I was then unaware of it) there was an epidemic in the country. As I was new to the study of Science, I called a friend who was a Christian Science practitioner. She lovingly calmed my fear and agreed to pray for us. She also came to our home and talked to the boy.

Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, says in Science and Health (p. 412): "Mentally insist that harmony is the fact, and that sickness is a temporal dream. Realize the presence of health and the fact of harmonious being, until the body corresponds with the normal conditions of health and harmony." And she continues, "If the case is that of a young child or an infant, it needs to be met mainly through the parent's thought, silently or audibly on the aforesaid basis of Christian Science." The practitioner wisely did not attach a name to the disease that confronted us.

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November 5, 1979

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