A Record of Healing: “About two years ago I had wonderful proof…”

 

About two years ago I had wonderful proof of the effectiveness of Christian Science in accomplishing mental surgery by healing broken bones and internal injuries and overcoming the effects of shock. I was struck down by a speeding automobile as I was crossing a downtown street.

I asked a man in the crowd to call a Christian Science practitioner for me, and work in Christian Science was taken up immediately.

On the street, at the emergency hospital, and later at a second hospital, I refused medical treatment, explaining that I was a Christian Scientist and that we work things out differently.

I felt the sustaining power of Truth from the start and all through the experience. Every day serious problems were worked out entirely with the help of the practitioner, and I felt a great confidence in and unity with God.

One alarming condition did not seem to yield to Christian Science. After consultation with other specialists, the surgeon recommended an operation, as one lung was useless. I prayed earnestly to God for guidance, and a great desire came over me for the peace and healing atmosphere of the Christian Science Benevolent Association Sanatorium at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The surgeon kindly agreed to release me from the hospital, and although it was a busy time at the Sanatorium, for it was about the time of Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, I was accepted as a patient.

Slightly less than a week after my arrival I was able to walk without crutches. At the end of the second week I returned home and went back to work immediately, and I have not missed a day since. During the year that followed there were many aftereffects to overcome, but these were all completely vanquished through Christian Science.

I am very grateful for this wonderful proof of God’s care, for the consecrated work of the practitioner, and the kindness of friends. Truly the Christian Science Benevolent Association Sanatoriums are places of refuge for those who are wounded in body and spirit. How thankful I am for the loving care of the workers there! The atmosphere of love and peace and the high standards maintained in every detail should be cherished by Christian Scientists.

—H.R.R.

Excerpt from the August 4, 1951 issue of The Christian Science Sentinel.
© 1951 The Christian Science Publishing Society