Patience Rewarded

A few years ago I was afflicted with a large fibroid tumor and was under medical treatment for several months without being benefited. An operation was not deemed safe. The treatment being very severe, I finally gave it up and turned to Christian Science.

The case was an obstinate one and seemed to require long and continuous effort. Sometimes I seemed to be worse but there must have been progress all the way, for I was perfectly healed. When I look back I am glad the healing did not come at once, as I can see that every step I have been compelled to take was really just what I needed to bring to me an understanding of God as Love. As this view of the Divine grew in my thought I felt that I could not dishonor God by giving up that which had given me my first clear and true sense of Him as a perfect Saviour. These words of Jesus presented themselves to me as a gentle reminder, "No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."

Science and Health was my daily and hourly companion, and words can never express the gratitude I feel toward its author, who has shown us the way to health and a better life.—Caroline F. James, Kingston, N. Y.

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Testimony of Healing
Rejoicing in Freedom
August 1, 1901

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