I have great joy in sharing with others my proof of Christian Science healing, in that I have learned to prove the power of divine Love not only in a time of great tribulation but at all times. Although I was reared in Christian Science and attended the Sunday school I soon learned that merely believing in its teaching could never heal, but that Christian Science must be understood and demonstrated.
In 1912 when all seemed drear I came home from a day's work feeling suddenly ill. I had difficulty in trying to tell others of it, and it was seemingly necessary for me to go to bed as soon as I reached home. Shortly afterwards I became so much worse that I could not speak. Pneumonia was manifested in its worst form and I lay there for some hours not saying a word. After about seven hours I got up and tried to study a few sections of the Lesson-Sermon to overcome the sense of fear, which was very great. This was about two o'clock in the morning. After reading for an hour as best I could I began to realize as never before the necessity of understanding the teaching of Christian Science, and knew that a right understanding of God and man would heal me. I also realized that disease is nothing more than "an image of thought externalized," as our Leader says on page 411of Science and Health, and thus won my way to perfect health. I went back to bed and slept till morning, and returned to work the following day. I have never suffered from that trouble since.
While grateful for the healings experienced through the study of Christian Science, I feel more grateful for the spiritual understanding which was revealed through that single experience of knowing God. Since then I have had manifold blessings, and have been healed of many minor ills. I am ever thankful for the works of our Leader and all the periodicals, through which I am gaining each day a better understanding of this truth which makes free. I wish this to serve as a testimony of what Christian Science can do for all who understand and abide by its Principle and rule. I feel deeply grateful to God, who appointed Mrs. Eddy in this age to reveal this truth to the world.— Philadelphia, Pa.