It is with deepest gratitude that I tell of a healing brought about...

It is with deepest gratitude that I tell of a healing brought about through Christian Science. A few years ago, at a time when I was dealing with a stressful work situation, I began to suffer from symptoms of rheumatic fever, which I had had in childhood. Medical treatment had been given for this illness when I was a child, but I had been earnestly studying and practicing Christian Science the previous few years and knew that healing could be brought about through prayer. As Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, states (p. 261), "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts." I needed to give up fear and discouragement and "hold thought" to the truth of God's perfection and the perfection of His idea, man.

At first a Christian Science visiting nurse came to our home to help with my physical needs, and then I went to a nursing facility where I was cared for and where I could continue to rely completely on Christian Science. As each challenge arose I trusted in God's ever-present, omnipotent care. The fear expressed by family and friends was healed, and I continued to pray to see the truth of God's spiritual creation.

Science and Health states (p. 264), "When we learn the way in Christian Science and recognize man's spiritual being, we shall behold and understand God's creation,—all the glories of earth and heaven and man." Through daily prayer, the spiritual reality of man as God's image—the image of Life, Truth, and Love—began to grow clearer to me. As I studied the weekly Bible Lessons (outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly) I found strengthening spiritual inspiration. Each day revealed a stronger understanding of God's perfect creation until I was able to return home to my family, completely healed.

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Testimony of Healing
At one time I was looking for a new job
June 12, 1989

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