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Testimonies of Healing

As I am now interested in Christian Science...

From the April 1915 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As I am now interested in Christian Science, I feel it my duty to testify to its healing power as witnessed in our home. One evening in July,1912, our little boy, aged three years, was suddenly taken ill. His mother put the little fellow to bed, but as he commenced to "ramble" and his temperature seemed to be abnormal, we decided to call in medical aid. The doctor carefully examined him, and informed us that he had acute lung trouble, affecting both lungs, also a touch of pleurisy, and that he would require every attention if his life were to be saved. The days wore on, and despite the efforts of the doctor, who was very kind and attentive, and of numerous friends who proffered and gave every help, the boy did not make any progress toward recovery.

At this time I had not heard of Christian Science, and my wife and I were greatly distressed during those few days. Long before, I had many times wondered why innocent little children should suffer, but now my wonderment grew tenfold. The doctor advised us to administer oxygen; but this did not avail us anything, and the outlook appeared dark indeed. When we had almost given up all hope, a friend who was herself interested in Christian Science, urged us to have treatment and gave us the name of a practitioner. The hour was late, and although I knew nothing of Christian Science, I felt impelled by love for the boy to seek out that which was advised with such quiet confidence. I therefore interviewed the practitioner, and on leaving for home I felt a joy unspeakable. My wife and mother were overjoyed, for during my absence a wonderful change had taken place in the boy. The doctor, who had been there, accompanied by a colleague, had declared the boy's breathing and temperature almost normal. After this, progress was rapid, and in nine days from the commencement of the illness the little chap was dressed and walking out again, completely healed. I am indeed grateful for the help received through Christian Science, which now I know points out the great Physician.—

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