"... blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and...

"... blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another's good" (Science and Health, p. 518). This passage is a favorite of mine, and I endeavor to put it into practice whenever possible. It is in the spirit of that text that I offer this testimony.

I was blessed by many years of Sunday School instruction, followed by church membership and Christian Science class instruction. Our entire family practiced Christian Science, and our five children had quick healings as they grew up. I'm grateful for clear proof of God's protecting care, when our entire family was saved when a train suddenly approached an unguarded railroad crossing and hit our car. My husband had time to back the car up just enough so that all seven passengers were unharmed. For many years, I have made it a habit to declare, either aloud when with family, or else to myself, that God is always in control of us, wherever we are.

When one of our daughters was about two years old, she became very listless and could not eat. Her apparently serious illness greatly troubled me. My husband was away, and I felt overwhelmed. I called on a Christian Science practitioner, who immediately reassured me and supported us with her consecrated prayers. My Christian Science teacher suggested that one of my classmates from my association come to help me because I had spent sleepless nights gripped with fear. My classmate helped me to calm my fears and to put my trust in God. As we continued in earnest prayer, the child regained strength and appetite, and soon she was well, expressing all of the joy that had been so natural to her. This particular healing has been a great comfort to me through the years. It convinced me that though fear and ignorance are at the root of so many of our problems, these can be silenced to make way for the healing results that come through prayer.

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Testimony of Healing
Members of our church held a picnic two years ago
August 16, 1993

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