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It is with a deep sense of gratitude to God and thankfulness...

From the August 1907 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It is with a deep sense of gratitude to God and thankfulness to our beloved Leader that I attempt to give a statement of my very remarkable healing through Christian Science. Some ten years ago I was most wonderfully healed of a complication of diseases which threatened to prove fatal, and which the attending physician pronounced incurable. After three weeks' treatment in Christian Science, I went back to my work and have never had any return of this trouble. I speak of this first healing chiefly to show how ungrateful I was in returning to my old sins and in giving up the study of Christian Science until I again became ill in about 1902. This time lung trouble developed, supposedly from a severe cold, and went on until I could scarcely bear the pain and could not hold the slightest conversation or even partake of food without coughing violently. One of the leading physicians of this city told me my lungs were affected, and some time afterward I was examined by a celebrated lung specialist, who stated positively that my lungs were in a serious condition, and that I could do one of three things, viz., go to "the pines," go to a high altitude, or take his treatment.

I did neither of the three things mentioned. It needed just this experience to bring me back to a realization of what was to be gained through Christian Science. I finally decided that as I believed Christian Science had saved my life once, it might do so again. I began taking treatment two or three times a week, and in a very few weeks my cough began to leave me. Soon the pains became less severe, until in a few months all symptoms of the disease had disappeared. I fully believe that I was saved from the grave by the truth taught in Christian Science. My health has been perfect since this last healing, and I have had no ailments that I have not been able to meet myself except one attack of cold, for which I had assistance from a Christian Scientist.

I might also state that with this healing of lung trouble came also the overcoming of the habits of smoking and using profane language, and this without any effort on my part in the way of will-power. I had been a hard smoker for many years and could scarcely speak a sentence without swearing. I cannot fully express my gratitude for these and many other wonderful manifestations of the power of divine Love to heal and to save.

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