Throughout my childhood I was aware that my father was having...

Throughout my childhood I was aware that my father was having various kinds of material treatments. But he died when I was eleven, and this shook my childlike confidence in the healing power of doctors.

About this time two dear friends left our village to work and live nearer London. On a return visit they told my family of the new religion they had found: Christian Science. I asked about it and was given the simple answer that it accepts the truth in the first chapter of Genesis that "God created man in his own image" (1:27), and therefore man is truly spiritual, reflecting the perfection of God. What a revelation to me! Did this mean that God had made me spiritual and that He was caring for me? Was Christian Science an alternative to using medicine and a link with what Christ Jesus had lived and taught? I was assured the answer was yes on these points. This made me so happy and carefree, and so confident of God's loving care, that I gave up using medical prescriptions. When my mother took me for a regular visit to the doctor who had been treating me for a lump on my neck (the lump was now gone), he said, "My word, your daughter is lucky to have got rid of that trouble." Christian Science had healed me. I later understood that my simple acceptance of this logical teaching had brought the healing.

Our village was far from any Christian Science activities, but I had felt the touch of its practical teachings. When I started work, I put aside one week's salary to buy a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. At first I didn't give it much attention. But I felt that this book was the precious key to the Scriptures that I might need sometime. In my late teens we moved to a city where Christian Science services were being started, and from then on I treasured the teachings and proved them to be valid in many instances.

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Testimony of Healing
My grandmother's encouragement prompted me to learn more...
November 24, 1980

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