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Since childhood I have seen and...

From the January 12, 1946 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


Since childhood I have seen and experienced many healings through Christian Science treatment, including those of infantile paralysis, influenza, mumps, a nervous breakdown, and blood poisoning. I should like to tell of an outstanding healing in the hope that it may be helpful to others.

About five years ago, while on vacation with my family in the mountains of eastern Oregon, I was bitten on the hand by a tick. Not realizing what the little insect was, I flicked it off and thought nothing of it. The next day fever began to develop, and I tried to know the truth about perfect man as I had learned it in Christian Science. The next day I arrived home, and by that time I had every symptom of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. We called for help from a Christian Science practitioner, whose faithful work soon brought me relief.

During many quiet hours spent in meditation. I learned valuable lessons in patience and calmness. Once, when the pain was most severe, the words of one of our hymns came to my thought,

"Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty."

With that, grateful recollections of many blessings filled my heart, and in a short time I felt much better. One night the suggestion kept coming that I was passing on, but it was silenced by the clear thought that there was still much good which God had for me to do.

It was about three weeks before the hand was entirely healed. Friends who knew of the prolonged recuperation generally necessary under medical care, if the patient survived at all, were much impressed by the healing. Later I heard that all Scout troops vacationing in that area were required to take every known medical precaution because of fear of the fatal effects of tick fever.

This is but one more reason for my deep gratitude to our heavenly Father for His healing truth so clearly demonstrated in the life of Christ Jesus, discovered for this age by Mary Baker Eddy, and daily proved by the consecrated work of Christian Science practitioners. I am grateful, too, for class instruction, and for membership in The Mother Church and in a branch church.—

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