Christian Science Testimony

         From my earliest recollection I suffered more or less from a throat affection, and each attack seemed worse than the preceding one, until I lived in constant fear. A few years ago I was awakened, shortly after retiring, by a great sense of pain, and with all the symptoms of the disease I so dreaded. I immediately began to declare the truth and deny the testimony of the senses. I grew alarmingly worse, however; my first thought was that I must call a friend over the telephone and ask for help, as I felt I could not handle the claim. To do this I would have had to pass my mother's room, as she, being critically ill at the time, would have been disturbed and caused to feel anxious about me, I was obliged to put into practice my little knowledge of Science. The pain was so severe that I could not seem to get a clear thought; the only thing I could do was to repeat the "scientific statement being" (Science and Health, p. 468). This I continued do, working until about midnight, when every sense of pain left and I grew as calm and peaceful as a child. After giving thanks to God for the love and care He gives His children who trust Him, I fell asleep.

         The next morning I arose as usual and attended to duties during the day, no one knowing of the struggle I had with error. If we could only learn to put our trust in God, who is an ever-present help in time of need, instead asking for help from someone else whenever we come in contact with error, we would daily grow stronger and learn to put in practice our understanding of Science. In writing this, I hope I may help those who are laboring to overcome fear and discouragement.

         I send this testimony with a heart full of love and thankfulness to God, and of gratitude to our revered Leader that we have been shown the way to live aright.

C. B. Frazier
North Attleboro, Massachusetts


"Testimonies of Healing"
Christian Science Sentinel, December 26, 1914

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