How my Prayer was Answered

"The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us, like tired children, to the arms of divine Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker G. Eddy, p. 218). "Friends will betray and enemies will oppose, until the lesson is sufficient to exalt you; for 'man's extremity is God's opportunity' " (Science and Health, p. 162). These two quotations from our text-book seem to express my condition at the time Christian Science found me. I had lost a large sum of money in business, friends did betray and enemies oppose, until I was in an awful state of mind. All was darkness, not one ray of sunshine was in the path before me. I was never a church member and not even a church-goer; in fact, I might have been called a scoffer at the Bible, and precious little I knew of it to scoff at. While denying the divinity of Christ Jesus I did believe in a supreme controlling power, and was satisfied to call this power, God.

While in this terrible state of fear, the whole world was seemingly opposed to me; knowing nowhere else to go, I turned to God and cried for help. This prayer was answered by divine Love leading me to Christian Science. From the first day that blessed book, Science and Health, was placed in my hands the clouds began to disappear; and now, after four years of Christian Science in my family, I can truly say that it has brought only blessings. In regard to the price of Science and Health, I would say that money cannot express its value.

During these four years of trying to live the life of a Christian Scientist, the road has not been a flowery one, for many obstacles seemed to obstruct the path; but with a little understanding of the nothingness of evil and the allness of Good all obstructions were removed. My heart is filled with gratitude to our dear Mother for Science and Health and all other good she has done.

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November 29, 1900

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