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DISLOCATED BONE HEALED
The precious book became my dearest companion. I could not do without it. I wanted to understand. I hungered after righteousness. I was far from every Christian Science church, but a few periodicals were sent me now and then; and sometimes the perusal of these brought true joy and gratitude. Led by a precious Christian Science friend many difficulties were overcome, and Truth was spreading its wonderful light. I believed!
I shall never forget the uplifting thoughts the study brought, and the peace they gave. God was with me; and the peace I longed for became mine. During these years many demonstrations have taken place, of one of which I must tell, as it was a most striking example of the power of Christ, Truth. I am seventy-one years of age, and the demonstration occurred last winter. I fell down the back stairs of my house, and dislocated my arm very badly. I was brought to my room, and a friend who happened to be with me sent immediately for a doctor, although I only wanted to be alone with God. In agonizing pain I tried to think of the words of the twenty-third psalm, my favorite one, which in every demonstration has brought help, and also of Mrs. Eddy's "scientific statement of being" (Science and Health, p. 468). These I repeated over and over again. I felt God's presence, and so had only to wait. The doctor came; and after trying his best for two hours, he concluded that nothing could help but the work of a surgeon, and so I had to go to town. Very reluctantly I consented, and there I had to wait for the next verdict. But while I prayed a greater power than human hands was at work; for on looking at my shoulder I actually saw the bone go back into place. In amazed joy I cried out: "God has done it. Blessed be His name. No hands dare touch it!" Nobody would believe me. I was begged to have an X-ray photograph taken; and I consented. Then and there I was declared healed as by a miracle.
May all who read this testimony join with me in thanksgiving to God. Through Mrs. Eddy's consecration we, her followers, can declare through demonstration the power of God and His presence here on earth now.
Christian Science Sentinel, June 16, 1928
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