I Can never express enough gratitude for a children's Bible...

I Can never express enough gratitude for a children's Bible storybook given to our family before I was born. As soon as I could read, I delighted in the simple lessons from the Bible stories of the unquestionable power and loving care that God provides for all His children. I enjoyed reading this book aloud to my younger sister, then to my own children and grandchildren. I believe the great-grandchildren are benefiting now from the same little book, although it has become so worn that it is difficult to read!

When I began school, a local doctor diagnosed me as having diabetes in the last stages. A specialist in this field confirmed the diagnosis, telling my parents I could not possibly live more than two or three weeks. After the two men left, I remember my discussing what steps to take. My parents were not yet church members, but they had seen the healing effects of prayer and Christian Science treatment. I was asked if I wanted to take the medicine prescribed, or if I would like to let God take care of me. I felt confident in His love for me.

A Christian Science practitioner prayed with us. At the request of the doctors, my mother took me to be tested each week. The first week the doctors couldn't understand why the symptoms had not become worse; at the end of the second week they were simply astounded at my progress; and a week later they dismissed me as completely free of all symptoms. The healing was permanent.

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Testimony of Healing
Christian Science came into my life when I was a young wife...
January 31, 1994

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