Mr. Keyston chronicles the life of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science through her remarkable healing work. From early childhood until her last years, Mrs. Eddy’s life resounded with inspiring accounts of healing, as well as the overcoming of many human laws of limitation. Through her own demonstration of Christian Science, she has left us a legacy of healing work unequaled since the time of Christ Jesus.
The following healing is found in The Healer: “About the year 1870, before Mr. Charles Slade’s door in Chelsea, Massachusetts, there stopped an emaciated, pale-faced cripple, strapped to crutches. His elbows were stiff, and the lower limbs so contracted, his feet touched not the ground. Mrs. Eddy was there, and gave him some money.
“A few weeks thereafter, sitting in her carriage, Mrs. Slade noticed a smart-looking man, having the same face, vending some wares on the grounds where General Butler held a parade. They drove to where he stood. Their gaze met, and simultaneously they exclaimed: ‘Are you that man?’ and ‘Where is that woman?’ Then followed the explanation, he narrating that, after leaving her house, he hobbled to the next door and was given permission to enter and lie down. In about an hour he revived, and found his arms and limbs loosed — he could stand erect and walk naturally. All pain, stiffness and contraction were gone, and he added: ‘I am now a well man, and am that man!’
“Mrs. Slade then answered his question as to ‘that woman,’ and afterwards narrated to Mrs. Eddy these circumstances connected with his recovery, but not until she had inquired of her, if she thought that terrible looking cripple whom they both saw was healed? To which Mrs. Eddy quickly answered, ‘I do believe he was restored to health.’ Later, on being asked by her students as to how she healed him, Mrs. Eddy simply said: ‘When I looked on that man, my heart gushed with unspeakable pity and prayer. After that he passed out of my thought until being informed by Mrs. Slade of his sudden restoration.’”