In October,1898, I first experienced the healing power of Christian Science. I had been seeking health for more than a year, as I was afflicted with various ills; but resorted to physicians, a hospital, electricity, etc., without success. Becoming discouraged in my own case, and knowing of a marvelous cure of spinal trouble through Christian Science after everything else had failed, I thought I would give it a trial. I received absent treatment, which resulted in practically instantaneous healing. The joy because of my newly found freedom was unbounded; and although circumstances have since arisen at times when I have needed to apply this healing truth more faithfully, yet I can truly say that Christian Science has invariably met my every need during the past fifteen years.
I will tell of one demonstration which caused much gratitude. We were spending our vacation traveling with friends to various points of interest in Nova Scotia. My daughter, then about six years of age, was taken quite ill one morning. Three times the boarders asked her if she would take medicine, but each time she refused. Because of the fears expressed, and the remark that one of our Presidents had passed on with a similar illness, I became much alarmed. In those days there was not a single listed practitioner in all Nova Scotia, and I knew of no one on whom I could call for help, but in the midst of intense suffering, my daughter asked me to read Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," to her. I did so, and in ten minutes she was peacefully asleep. A half-hour later she awoke, smiling, ate dinner as usual, and went out of doors. She had no further trouble.
This demonstration was to me a stepping-stone to a larger thought of God, and proved the truth of Mrs. Eddy's words in Science and Health (p.567), "Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God." I wish to express thankfulness to God, and gratitude to Mrs. Eddy for the revelation of this Christ, Truth, to suffering humanity.— Malden, Mass.