"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you...

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." I began to understand something of the true meaning of this promise about three years ago, and have had many proofs since then that Truth does, indeed, make free. I had never been very strong and had seldom known by experience what really good health was. I had heard of Christian Science for several years, and was not exactly opposed, but never gave it serious consideration. As I look back I can hardly realize that I could have been so blind to my best interests all those years. It was to please a sister that I finally did consent to have Christian Science treatment. She came to see me at the State School in Cold water, where I was employed, and found me in bed, suffering greatly from sciatica and unable to sit up. I had suffered much, and it was such a relief to have her take charge of me, though all were very kind, that I was ready to let her do with me as she thought best. So I was brought to Jackson and a Christian Science practitioner sent for. Words can but feebly express how thankful I have been ever since this step was taken. I began to improve at once, and in less than three weeks was able to attend church. One week later I walked home from church, a distance of more than a mile. I have had no return of rheumatism since, and other troubles have been, some entirely, others partly, overcome; among them weak lungs, severe headaches, extreme nervousness, and indigestion. For a number of years I had been obliged to wear a chamois skin waist, except during the summer, had a serious time with pneumonia, was always afraid of taking cold, and was always taking cold and coughing. Since coming to Jackson I have not worn chamois skin nor taken any medicine, and have been more free from colds than ever before. I was always inclined to look on the dark side of things, but Christian Science is teaching me that worrying implies lack of trust in God, and I am learning to look on the bright side.

I think that I thoroughly appreciate the physical benefit received, but to know by actual demonstration that God is an ever-present help and to know something of that peace which passeth all understanding, I value still more. When I first read Science and Health I did so only because requested to do so by the practitioner. I feel truly grateful that I have been led to seek the truth and my daily prayer is "Lead me in Thy truth and teach me."

H. C. H., Jackson, Mich.

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Testimony of Healing
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October 16, 1902

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