For the past three years I have enjoyed the blessings of...

For the past three years I have enjoyed the blessings of Christian Science. These blessings have been without price and without number, and the truth grows more helpful each day. All my life I was considered delicate and was denied the pleasures of childhood because not strong enough to participate in them. When womanhood was reached I suffered from internal ulceration, and other complications. I received treatment from local physicians and used every material means I could hear of. They all failed me and I suffered four years as only those suffer who are confined to the house and held under the bondage of so-called material laws.

I read my Bible and prayed to become reconciled to what I then thought to be God's will; namely, that I should be an invalid, but I rebelled against the affliction and wondered why a God of mercy would send such pain upon me. The consequence was, I became as much troubled in mind as in body and entertained far more indignation than love for my heavenly Father. I went to church when able, but my spiritual life was all confusion. Finally I was taken to one of the best hospitals near Philadelphia, Pa., and two operations were performed. For a year afterward, I was the most miserable woman in the world. The physicians said all had been done that could be done, and advised change of climate for my general health, hoping thus to prolong a life that was not worth living. I ceased reading my Bible, and felt there was no loving Father.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, I took Christian Science treatment, though I had little expectation of being helped. I was benefited at the first treatment. I gained rapidly in strength, and soon I was healed. For that physical help and relief from pain I was most grateful, but for the knowledge that God is good and that He knows no evil, and for the light that Christian Science daily gives to me, I cannot be thankful enough. I find it a practical religion that meets every human need. My prayer is a desire to live a life that will prove my gratitude to God, to the great Wayshower, to our Leader, and to other dear ones who have let their light shine on my pathway.

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Testimony of Healing
I came to the study of Christian Science with a great...
December 3, 1904

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