I am most grateful to God for the beautiful and practical...

I am most grateful to God for the beautiful and practical teaching of Christian Science, which has brought a variety of healings to our family.

One inspiring healing occurred in 1948. At the time our savings had been spent because of my husband's long absence from work. (He was not a Christian Scientist and had been ill for many months.) We literally had not even a penny left. Having come through the Depression, I did not think it was right to ask a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer in regard to finances. (I was mistakenly believing that such a healing would deprive someone else of adequate supply.) I prayed deeply for some idea of how to meet our family's need. Our children were young, and their father needed round-the-clock care, so my looking for a job seemed out of the question.

I had no choice but to be more humble and to listen for an answer. I called a practitioner who had helped me before. I told him I didn't know how praying could bring us money, but that was what I needed right now—or so I thought. As the practitioner was talking to me about true, spiritual substance, our doorbell rang. He evidently heard the doorbell, for he suggested I answer it, indicating that my supply was at hand. Startled at this remark, I opened the door. It was a neighbor who had just come from a nearby farm where we bought our eggs and chickens. The farmer had told this neighbor that they hadn't seen us for quite a while and knew we surely needed some eggs. So he had given her a dozen eggs and also a chicken to bring to us.

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Testimony of Healing
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August 18, 1986

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