At a time when I had begun reading the Bible,...

At a time when I had begun reading the Bible, and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy but had not yet decided to rely on Christian Science for healing, I underwent six major surgeries. One of these operations was a thyroidectomy, and I had been told by doctors that my life depended on my regularly taking a thyroid extract. In addition, I was addicted to painkilling drugs; and I had bleeding ulcers, anemia, and a chronic sinus infection. I also slept in traction every night because of a back condition. Our medical and pharmaceutical bills combined were running into very large amounts. Still, I was not ready to take a radical stand for healing in Christian Science. So, I went ahead with a planned sinus operation.

After the operation my husband and my parents both had to leave the country for business reasons, and my four children and I were left in the care of a housekeeper and a nurse. Then the housekeeper and the nurse both became ill, and for a few overwhelming hours I felt totally alone. It was at this point that I realized I wanted to turn to Christian Science for healing. Imagine the joy I felt when this light dawned on me. I recognized that God was my true Father-Mother, and I rejoiced over the promise of healing in these words (Science and Health, p. vii): "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings."

Testimony of Healing
Through Christian Science every human need can be met
February 21, 1983

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