A lifetime of Christian Science healings has furnished me with...

A lifetime of Christian Science healings has furnished me with abundant proof that "with God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26). Until a recent experience, I had never spent a whole day in bed. Even after the birth of each of our three children, with the help of Christian Science treatment I was up the same day. But when I became ill about a year and a half ago, I didn't want to get out of bed at all. The weather was beautiful, our two little terriers were begging for a walk in the woods, my horse was waiting to be ridden; but I was coughing and feeling miserable, so unlike my usual self.

Right then and there I should have claimed my God-derived health and vitality, and denounced the lie of disease by commanding, "Get thee behind me, Satan" (Matt. 16:23). But I didn't—not that day or the following days. Instead of refuting the suggestion that matter is real and has power to harm man, I pampered myself, and before long I became the focus of much genuine concern. My husband, who is sympathetic to Christian Science but is not a Scientist himself, became worried over my deteriorating condition. Our maid was solicitous when she saw me growing thinner, and she insisted on weighing me. The scale showed ninety-eight pounds—a loss of thirty-five pounds. Friends were spoiling me with flowers, books, and all sorts of delicacies, which, frankly, I enjoyed.

By now, despite the many wonderful healings I had received in the past, it was obvious that I was not meeting this present challenge on my own. So I asked for treatment from a Christian Science practitioner. She prayed for me daily, and I will always be grateful for her faithful help.

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May 5, 1980

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