Before I learned to know Christian Science, I belonged...

Before I learned to know Christian Science, I belonged to those people who believe that God sends them sickness, pain, and trouble. Heretofore I had always looked to the services in the evangelical church for comfort; yet here it was taught that sickness and trouble were sent by God to try us, and that we must bear them patiently. This never gave me any comfort and I left as discouraged as I had entered. I turned to other denominations, but did not find what I longed for. When I was about to lose my faith in God, a friend told me of Christian Science. I soon visited her again and asked her to tell me more of this new religion, and that same evening I went with her to the Christian Science service. How different this was, what a deep impression the reading from our text-book, Science and Health, made upon me. What happy and joyful faces I saw. Although I must confess that I understood but very little of this first service, it gave me much to think of and I felt that it must be something glorious and wonderful.

I attended the services regularly; the desire to understand more and more grew daily, and yet it took me a year to understand the teachings of Christian Science somewhat. How frequently I struggled; it was all so new, so wonderful, that I could hardly comprehend it, and yet how happy I was to learn of Truth, to know that we need not be unhappy or sick, that God is Love, Life, good.

I had no treatment, but unhappiness and sadness left me and peace, happiness, and joy entered in. My family noticed the change with surprise. For two years I had entirely lost my sense of taste and smell, and this was restored to me through Christian Science. I have had many small demonstrations and I use Science to overcome both great and small errors. Through Christian Science I am mentally and physically well, and my family has a happy, healthy mother who is blessed in having her husband and children with her to work and grow in the truth.

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Testimony of Healing
Soon after taking class instruction I was asked by a...
February 20, 1904

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