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Because of much suffering and lack during...

From the March 1961 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Because of much suffering and lack during the depression days of 1930, my husband and I were ready to receive Christian Science when a dear friend presented it to us. Since we were not members of any church at that time, we started attending the services at a Christian Science church immediately and registered our two children—one four and the other five—in the Sunday School. However, I had been brought up in an orthodox Sunday School and considered myself a Christian; so I had no intention of studying Christian Science in earnest.

After going to church regularly for two years, I became ill with influenza and hemorrhaging of the throat. I became more and more fearful, and on the third day I declared in a loud voice, "I am going to the doctor, and that is all there is to it." I expected an argument, but my husband did not say one word. As I was getting dressed to go, these words came to me: "What can the doctor do that God cannot do?" I was healed immediately; and instead of going to see the doctor, I went downstairs and read the Bible Lesson, outlined in the Quarterly. I have tried not to neglect the reading of the lesson every day since.

A few years later our son had a cut on the ball of his foot which he did not tell me about until his leg was very painful as the result of blood poisoning. I asked him whether he wished to rely on Christian Science to heal this difficulty or whether he would like me to call a doctor. He quickly replied, "God is good." So I read the lesson to him and sang hymns as I worked. The next morning a hole appeared and his foot drained. The opening then closed, and no mark remained to show where it had been.

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