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My coming into Christian Science...

From the March 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

MY coming into Christian Science was not for physical healing, but to gain a better understanding of God. My first attendance at a Christian Science service proved to me that I had found the truth, and in a short period proof of its healing power came to me.

One Wednesday evening, at a testimony meeting, a lady said she had been healed of the need of wearing a surgical belt. I had been wearing one for sixteen years and had suffered much bondage and fear therefrom. Realizing that God was my Life and that I lived and moved in Him, I was completely healed of that difficulty. Years previously, under an operation, a kidney had been removed, and the surgeon's statement that I might need a further operation frequently filled me with fear. I had learned, through Christian Science, that "affliction shall not rise up the second time," and despite my family's pleadings that I go to a doctor, I felt that God would heal this discord. After being in bed for a time, and studying Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, I secured the address of a practitioner, upon whom I called. She made it clear to me that if God is my Life no evil can rob me of that Life. That evening the swelling in my side began to disappear and by Sunday it was gone altogether; and during twelve years the healing has proved to be permanent.

Once, while attending a Sunday evening service, I learned that my son had been taken to a hospital as the result of a motor accident, and was in an unconscious condition. When he had been reported "missing" in the late war I had been like a demented woman, but on this occasion I left him to God, knowing that "divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health,p. 494). I sought the help of a practitioner, and my son regained consciousness, but he was much agitated and the nurses feared to give him food. After he had been in hospital several days the doctors predicted bad results. I felt that it was God alone who could bring the healing and I resolved to get my son out of the hospital. The following morning I awoke realizing that "to those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings" (ibid., p. vii).

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