I attended a Christian Science Sunday School...

I attended a Christian Science Sunday School while I was growing up, and I have also been blessed in my marriage to a Christian Scientist. But this does not say that there have not been testing times. My husband served many years as an officer in the Army, so we sometimes found ourselves a long way from church and family. We have relied on God—through the teachings of Christian Science—to meet our needs, and He has never failed.

When our elder daughter was less than eighteen months old, she became quite ill. She lost weight and, at one point, was not able to hold down food for several days. Although we had been having prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner throughout this time, I felt isolated and afraid. (The practitioner lived in a distant city and my husband's military requirements had caused him to be away from home.)

One day during this period, when I went in to check on the child, she lay silently in her crib, apparently not breathing. In great fear I rushed to the telephone and called the practitioner. Tearfully I told her of the alarming appearance. She listened and then firmly but lovingly reminded me that this was not my child but God's. Then she requested that I read from the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, while she prayed for me and the child. I did this, but I was still very apprehensive. At first I could not seem to comprehend what I was reading. Finally my thoughts started to focus. Words of inspiration took on meaning, and I began to understand what I was reading.

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Testimony of Healing
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April 1, 1985

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